TFS Stores Ltd v Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Ltd  EWCA Civ 688,  L.&T.R. 30, and  EWCA Civ 833,  4 W.L.R. 99 (led by Joanne Wicks QC): Two important decisions of the Court of Appeal case, one on the proper process for contracting out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and the other on the proper procedure for counterclaims between landlords and tenants. The Supreme Court is currently considering an application for permission to appeal.
Safdar v GR Property Management  EWCA Civ 1441,  1 W.L.R. 908: a second appeal on a point of general public importance concerning the validity of joint enfranchisement applications under section 90 of LRHUDA 1993.
Howard de Walden Estate Limited v Rackley: an enfranchisement case, which included the first decision on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on residential property values in Prime Central London. Permission granted to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.
Pile v Pile: a complex dispute arising out of the break-up of a family farming partnership. In 2021, a five-day High Court trial addressed serious allegations of harassment and high value claims for occupation rent because of exclusion from commercial and agricultural land. Satellite litigation to date has included an important judgment on the effect of Part 36 offers relating to claims that continue to accrue, an urgent injunction application, and an application for permission to appeal an arbitrator’s award.
Dormer v Rued: A five-day High Court trial to resolve a multi-million pound dispute between partners in a house-building business spanning more than 20 years, to be followed in 2022 by a three-day High Court account.
Perrill v Madurapperuma: Following a four-day trial before a Recorder, obtained rescission of a deed of trust on the grounds of misrepresentation, damages for misappropriation of funds, and possession of two substantial residential properties.
Clare v Bank of Scotland: At two separate trials, successfully defended a bank from allegations of fraud and harassment, leading to an award of indemnity costs.
Holden v Richards: Obtained outright possession of agricultural land following three hearings and a trial raising issues of will construction, mental capacity, and option agreements.