Case Studies

Case Studies

View our case studies below.

Successful win after 3 day Trial in High Court

Blackstone Solicitors represented the Claimant in a claim for a declaration as to the ownership of a freehold interest in a property owned by the Claimant. The arguments raised by the Claimant were that she had been fraudulently deceived by the First Defendant as to the nature of the documents she signed, which resulted in the transfer of her only property and home to the First Defendant. The Claimant sought rectification of the ownership at the land registry and an order for possession.

Outcome: Blackstone Solicitors were successful in the entire claim and obtained indemnity costs against the First Defendant

Successful Defence of Application for Injunctive Relief

The Landlord of a property containing a number of units let on an individual basis required possession of the property in order to undertake significant remedial works. The landlord served notice on the tenants, one of which, without any prior warning or communication, issued an application for injunctive relief to stop the Landlord obtaining possession. The tenant in question was in rent arrears and the Landlord was therefore at liberty to forfeit the lease in any event.

Outcome: We successfully defended the application and recovered the Landlord’s costs of the application.

Successful Claim for Breach of Contract

Successful claim for breach of four oral contracts and £42,0000 damages awarded to our client plus legal costs.

Relief from forfeiture or trespass on the tenant’s property?

Blackstone Solicitors represented the Tenant in an application for injunctive relief to obtain possession of a property upon which the Landlord had allegedly exercised his right of forfeiture. It was contended that the landlord had no right to forfeit the lease as no breach had occurred and, in any event, no notice in accordance with Section 146 of the Law of Property Act had been served. The Landlord had therefore trespassed on the tenant’s land in attending the premises and changing the locks.

Outcome: Blackstone Solicitors were successful in obtaining an injunction to enable the tenant back into the property.

Five figure settlement for our client in landlord dispute

What happened: Blackstone Solicitors were instructed by a local hot food business based in Poynton, Cheshire in relation to a dispute with the landlord of the building. Our client reported a gas leak to the landlord and National Grid in September 2015 which resulted in the closure of our client’s business for a number of months. Subsequently, our client suffered significant losses and sought payment of damages from the landlord for: loss of profits, loss of goods, cost of repairs to damaged equipment(s), loss of future profits for the business and damages for inconvenience caused by gas leak. Outcome: The matter settled prior to the commencement of Court proceedings to our client’s satisfaction.    

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