39 Essex Chambers victory in CA establishes important new principles for relief from forfeiture

39 Essex Chambers victory in CA establishes important new principles for relief from forfeiture


CategoryNews Author William Norris QC, Simon Edwards, Daniel Stedman Jones Date

39 Essex Chambers’ William Norris QC, Simon Edwards and Daniel Stedman Jones successfully represented the claimants in the Court of Appeal in The Manchester Ship Canal Company Limited vs Vauxhall Motors Limited where the Court of Appeal upheld the claimants’ claim for relief from forfeiture.

In so doing, the CA established, for the first time, that relief from forfeiture is available in respect of licences in relation to land where the rights granted are possessory in character and the termination clause is inserted in the licence to secure compliance with the licencee’s obligations.

Please see here for the full judgment.


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