Property litigation: breaking up is hard to do | Bond Dickinson LLP

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In the current market, tenants increasingly seek to exercise break clauses of over-rented and unwanted properties, but in so doing have encountered resistance from landlords. Three recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions underline the difficulties a tenant faces in attempting to effect a break clause in a commercial lease. This article will examine …

Third party rights: new law quickens procedures | Bond Dickinson LLP

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The third party rights against insurers legislation allows a claimant to make a claim against a defendant’s insurers without having to issue court proceedings (and the term ‘defendant’ is used here to describe the party pursued by a claimant, whether or not proceedings have been issued). Furthermore, the rules apply as much where a defendant …

E-commerce regulation: a tangled web | Byrne Wallace

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The internet promised a revolution in retailing. ‘One-click’ shopping was heralded as the ultimate in ease and comfort for savvy shoppers. While this remains largely true, increasingly the online retailing experience is characterised by a myriad of terms and conditions (T&Cs), privacy policies, order confirmation e-mails and delivery status notifications that need to be either …

Proposed amendments to arbitration law in India: implications and effect | Amarchand Mangaldas

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Indian Legislature has ostensibly put into place a cohesive structure for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, primarily through the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (the 1996 Act). The 1996 Act is wide in its scope and within its ambit covers arbitrations, as well as conciliations. India, however, is still not a preferred destination for …