On the latest episode of On the Case, Jess Harrold is joined by Nick Trompeter QC, of Selborne Chambers, to discuss the decision in London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd and others  EWHC 2591 (Ch);  PLSCS 165 – a significant unpaid rent claim arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Trompeter, who acted for the successful landlord, addresses the defences to the claim raised by the cinema chain tenant, and how the High Court dealt with each of them.
In addition, he looks at the implications of this judgment together with earlier unpaid rent rulings, considers whether any real grounds of defence are left open to tenants, and offers his thoughts on whether his type of claim may be pursued by more landlords.
Jess Harrold returns to EG's weekly round-up podcast, inviting editor Sam McClary and head of content Emily Wright to talk talent.
McClary airs her views on the importance to real estate of understanding the wants and needs of the best-and-brightest from all walks of life, and Wright shares...
Jess Harrold looks ahead to next week's Supreme Court appeal in Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of Tate Gallery  EWCA Civ 104;  EGLR 14 - a high-profile breach of privacy claim brought by neighbours to the Tate Modern gallery, complaining about a viewing platform that offers...