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April 2013

Elizabeth Haggerty examines the Supreme Court decision in Daejan Investments Limited v Benson and Others [2013] UKSC 14 concerning the use of s.20(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

Lawrence Caun looks at recent cases addressing which rate of interest should be applied to damages, and Melanie Stevenson examines the Court of Appeal case of Swift v Secretary of State for Justice [2013] EWCA Civ 193 which concerned whether s.1(3) of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 was in breach of the articles 8 and 14 of the ECHR.

Finally Pippa Seal explains the difficulty of successfully defending a claim for possession on the basis of Article 8 ECHR.

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The Round-up 2013