Break clauses: A legal quagmire

Susanne Hinde and Ayesha Khan consider a case which reiterates the importance of clear wording when drafting break clauses Scullindale argued that the words ‘at any time’ in the break clause imposed an obligation on the council to serve a break notice ‘at any reasonable time’. It argued that the council had failed to serve …
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Cases Referenced

  • Arnold v Britton [2015] UKSC 36 AC 619
  • Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) [2019] EWCA Civ 502
  • Wigan Borough Council v Scullindale Global Limited [2021] EWHC 779 (Ch)