Frustration of leases: A radical approach

Mark Pawlowski takes a look at the doctrine of frustration as it applies to leases in the light of a recent ruling on whether Brexit frustrates a lease

Cases Referenced

  • Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd & ors v European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 335 (Ch)
  • Chartered Trust plc v Davies [1997] EWCA Civ 2256
  • Cricklewood Property and Investment Trust Ltd v Leighton’s Investment Trust Ltd [1945] AC 221
  • Davis Contractors Ltd v Fareham Urban District Council [1956] UKHL 3
  • Edwinton Commercial Corporation & anor v Tsavliris Russ (Worldwide Salvage and Towage) Ltd (The Sea Angel) [2007] EWCA Civ 547
  • Graves v Graves & ors [2007] EWCA Civ 660
  • Hussein & ors v Mehlman [1992] EW Misc 1
  • Jones v Cleanthi [2005] EWHC 2646 (QB)
  • Krell v Henry [1903] 2 KB 740
  • National Carriers Ltd v Panalpina (Northern) Ltd [1980] UKHL 8
  • Nynehead Developments Ltd v RH Fibreboard Containers Ltd [1999] 02 EG 139
  • Taylor v Caldwell [1863] EWHC QB J1
  • WG Clark (Properties) Ltd v Dupre Properties Ltd [1991] 3 WLR 579