Landlord and tenant Lease. The Supreme Court held that a 'month by month' occupiers agreement between the defendant tenant and claimant mutual housing co-operative landlord was a tenancy for a term of 90 years determinable only in accordance with the terms of the agreement.
Contract Construction. The Commercial Court interpreted a contract, contained in a letter, regarding the operation of the claimant's low cost airline from and to the defendant's airport.
Contract Consumer contract. The Chancery Division of the High Court found that although the defendants' contracts with regard to the administration of gyms were not credit agreements, they contained a number of aspects that were unfair, contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the defendant company's appeal against sentence on the basis that the judge had not erred in determining the fine imposed and the fact that the company would be put into liquidation would be an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence.
Sale of land Contract. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimants' appeal where a contract of sale had been validly executed by the parties.
Negligence Defective premises. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the defendant's appeal where extensive renovation work carried out to a house was not sufficient to allow the court to conclude that a new dwelling had been provided by the defendant for the purposes of the .
Employment Victimisation. The Employment Appeal Tribunal remitted the employees' claim to the employment tribunal to be reheard, where the employer had failed to prove that, on the balance of probabilities, the relevant act or deliberate failure had not been done on the ground that the worker had made a protected disclosure. In order to satisfy that burden, the employer would have to prove that the protected act had played no more than a trivial part in the application of the detriment.
Contract Enforceability. Chancery Division: In a dispute concerning the validity and applicability of linked clauses in a master licence agreement and a joint venture agreement, the court ruled that the clauses had been extinguished after the parties entered into a new agreement after the automatic termination of the master licence agreement in issue.
Conflict of laws Jurisdiction. Commercial Court: On the true construction of agreements between the parties concerning equities and foreign exchange trading, there was no contractual bar to the claimants bringing a claim for sums allegedly due under various contracts in London.
Local authority Negligence. Queen's Bench Division, Technology and Construction Court: In group litigation proceedings brought by 18 claimants, who had all suffered birth defects and who had been born between 1986 and 1999, the court found that Corby Borough Council, and its statutory predecessor Corby District Council, was liable in public nuisance, negligence and breach of statutory duty.