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Dhillon v (1) Barclays Bank plc & (2) Chief Land Registrar [2020] EWCA Civ 619

In its first remote civil appeal, on 12 May 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Dhillon v (1) Barclays Bank plc & (2) the Chief Land Registrar. Camilla Chorfi discusses here.

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Not positively unjust? The difficulty in obtaining rectification of the register against a proprietor in possession.

Martin Dray on the rectification of the register under Sch.4 to the Land Registration Act 2002 in the light of the decision in Rees v 82 Portland Place [2020] EWHC 1177 (Ch). The decision was given on Friday 15 May 2020.

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‘Play nicely, children’: Cabinet Office guidance on responsible contractual behaviour during the pandemic

On 7 May 2020, the Cabinet Office released ‘Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency’. This non-statutory guidance encourages ‘responsible and fair behaviour’ by all parties where the performance of contracts is materially affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Fern Schofield has produced a short note.

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Easing Lockdown for the Residential Property Market

On 13 May 2020, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 came into force, signaling a start to the tentative easing of the “lockdown” promised by the Prime Minister in his speech on 10 May 2020. In particular from the point of view of the property industry, measures were introduced to try to kick-start the housing market, so often a barometer of economic health. Gary Cowen QC and Camilla Chorfi discuss in the following article.

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