Commercial & Dispute Resolution (Property @ction) - Review

    June 2009

    Consent "in principle": risks for landlords and their advisors

    A recent case has highlighted the danger faced by landlords in consenting inadvertently to an assignment or subletting. The case of Alchemy Estates Limited v Astor (2008) provides a timely reminder of the Court of Appeal's earlier decision in the case of Aubergine Enterprises Limited v Lakewood International Limited (2002).

    In May 2008, international law firm Hammonds became a limited liability partnership. Hammonds LLP and its affiliated undertakings has offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester in the UK, and in Berlin, Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong, Madrid, Munich and Paris.