Clumsy & Careless Drafting - A Guide to the Court’s Approach for Property Professionals
‘An astonishing lack of care [illustrating] the dangers of cutting and pasting, without checking the details’ was the Tribunal’s comment in a recent case - where it had to grapple with mismatched service charge provisions in the leases of part of a building.
How does a court or tribunal handle careless drafting apart from reserving a ‘special place in hell for the person(s) who proof read’ - as was recently suggested in a case?
And what should you be advising your client?
This practical session looks at the court’s approach to resolving clumsy, ambiguous or downright careless drafting - and what it can and cannot do to assist the parties.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- When commercial common-sense does still matter: Gaia v Abbeygate; Toms v Ruberry; Airport Industrial v Heathrow Airport
- Adding in missing words
- Why sometimes a bad bargain is just that: Triplerose v Stride; Arnold v Britton
- The importance of definitions; implying terms and why the court rarely helps: Mears v Costplan; Sparks v Biden
- Rectification - why it’s not quite what you think - and how to successfully obtain it: Persimmon v Hillier
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Wednesday 1st April 2020 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.