When is it just to rectify the register of town or village greens under section 14 of the Commons Registration Act 1965? – New Square Chambers

Posted February 14th, 2014 in commons, land registration, news, rectification by sally

‘An erroneous decision to register land as a village green is catastrophic for the owner. Once
registered as a green, the land is effectively sterilised for ever. To put right a mistaken registration is not at all easy. This is for two reasons.’

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New Square Chambers, 7th February 2014

Source: www.newsquarechambers.co.uk

Supreme Court allows removal of incorrectly-registered land from village greens register despite delays – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 7th, 2014 in commons, delay, land registration, news, rectification by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has allowed the removal of two pieces of land, that were incorrectly registered as town or village greens (TVGs), from the register preventing their redevelopment, despite the landowners’ lengthy delays in applying for the rectifications.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Wills “mix-up” case – no reason for a flood of litigation – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 7th, 2014 in mistake, news, rectification, solicitors, wills by tracey

‘Would it be a fantasy too far to imagine that the ghost of the late Lord Denning has been whispering in the ears of their Lordships Neuberger, Clarke, Sumption, Carnwath and Hodge? Possibly not, given the Denning-esque outcome in the wills “mix-up” case of Marley v Rawlings and another. The facts of the case were simple. Mr and Mrs Rawlings wanted mirror wills leaving everything to each other and thereafter to Terry Marley who they treated as a son. On 17 May 1999 their solicitor visited them with drafted wills for the purpose of execution. However, Mr Rawlings executed Mrs Rawlings’ will and vice versa. Both wrongly executed wills were witnessed by their solicitor and a secretary. Each will correctly used such relevant words as “his”, “her”, “testator” and “testatrix”.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th February 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Adamson (FC) (Appellant) v Paddico (267) Limited (Respondent); Mrs Gill Taylor (on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Markham and Little Francis) (Appellant) v Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Limited (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Adamson (FC) (Appellant) v Paddico (267) Limited (Respondent); Mrs Gill Taylor (on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Markham and Little Francis) (Appellant) v Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Limited (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 7 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 5th February 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Supreme Court in key ruling on village greens and rectification – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has handed down a major ruling on applications to rectify the register of town and village greens, lapses of time and the question of whether there would be a serious detriment or prejudice should an application be granted.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th February 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Supreme Court to rule on deregistration of town and village greens – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court is set to rule this week on two conjoined cases concerning whether it is just to de-register land registered as a town or village green when there was a legal error that led to the registration.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th February 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Supreme Court rules will is valid despite admin error – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2014 in appeals, mistake, news, rectification, Supreme Court, wills by sally

‘Alfred and Maureen Rawlings’ wills were contested after a clerical error saw them sign each other’s paperwork.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Marley v Rawlings and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 23rd, 2014 in appeals, law reports, mistake, rectification, solicitors, Supreme Court, wills by sally

Marley v Rawlings and another [2014] UKSC 2; [2014] WLR (D) 18

A will did not have to satisfy the requirements for formal validity prescribed by section 9 of the Wills Act 1837, as amended, or have the testator’s knowledge and approval before it could be treated as a “will” which was capable of being rectified under section 20 of the Administration of Justice Act 1982.

WLR Daily, 22nd January 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Marley (Appellant) v Rawlings and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted January 23rd, 2014 in appeals, law reports, mistake, rectification, solicitors, Supreme Court, wills by sally

Marley (Appellant) v Rawlings and another (Respondents) [2014] UKSC 2 | UKSC 2012/0057 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd January 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

A note on equitable rectification – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2013 in equity, mistake, news, rectification by sally

‘Equitable rectification provides a separate, distinct and interesting remedy that is available to cure errors in executed agreements. The availability of the remedy can often be critical in circumstances, for example, where the transaction requires registration at the Land Registry or third party rights and interests are affected by the agreements. In landlord and tenant and real estate transactions the remedy has been granted in a myriad of circumstances ranging from disputes about break clauses, rent review, real estate transfers or sale and leaseback agreements. Rectification in these is therefore of more than passing academic interest, its grant nullifying potentially disastrous consequences when an executed agreement incorrectly records the agreement made between the parties. ‘

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Hardwicke Chambers, 5th December 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Dispute over ‘botched’ £70,000 family will signed by the wrong spouses reaches Supreme Court – The Independent

Posted December 4th, 2013 in mistake, news, rectification, Supreme Court, wills by sally

‘A bitter dispute between three “brothers” over who should gain a £70,000 inheritance after a couple mistakenly signed each other’s wills was brought before the Supreme Court today.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Role of Equity in Mistaken Transactions – Speech by the Chancellor of the High Court

Posted November 25th, 2013 in causation, contracts, equity, mistake, rectification, restitution, speeches, trusts by tracey

‘Role of Equity in Mistaken Transactions – Speech by the Chancellor of the High Court. ACTAPS lecture 2013, delivered 20th November 2013.’

Full speech

Judiciary of England and Wales, 21st November 2013

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Day and another v Day – WLR Daily

Day and another v Day [2013] EWCA Civ 280; [2013] WLR (D) 129

“For the purposes of the doctrine of rectification in the case of a voluntary settlement it was the subjective intention of the settlor that was of relevance in determining whether the court should order rectification and an outward expression or objective communication of that intention was unnecessary in such a case.”

WLR Daily, 27th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd v Applegate – WLR Daily

Posted January 11th, 2013 in law reports, pensions, rectification, trusts by tracey

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd v Applegate: [2012] EWHC 3741 (Ch);   [2013] WLR (D)  9

“When applying uniform accrual to ‘so much of any benefit’ by virtue of section 74(3) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 one was being directed not merely to what one might call the top slice, the benefit which actually accrued at the higher rate, but that element of a benefit package which was the subject of the higher rate. In section 74(3) the ‘benefit’ referred to was the composite of the various benefits which made up long service benefit and if the exception applied it did with regard to the entirety of such a component.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Cherry Tree Investments Ltd v Landmain Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 6th, 2012 in appeals, contracts, land registration, law reports, rectification by sally

Cherry Tree Investments Ltd v Landmain Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 736; [2012] WLR (D) 170

“Where it was alleged that a registered charge included an extended power of sale which was included in a facility agreement but was not referred to in the charge, the correct approach was to bring a properly pleaded and proved claim for rectification of the charge, not to seek to apply a ‘corrective construction’ of the charge by reference to extrinsic material.”

WLR Daily, 31st May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Clause does not bar court from correcting contract, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 16th, 2010 in contracts, news, rectification by sally

“A mistake in a contract between two companies can be corrected by a court despite the contract containing a clause stating that only the contents of the contract should govern the disputed deal.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Baxter v Mannion – WLR Daily

Baxter v Mannion [2010] EWHC 573 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 82

“There was no good reason to confine the jurisdiction of the registrar under para 5(a) of Sch 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002 to the correction of procedural mistakes. If any statutory condition which was a prerequisite for registration was shown not to have been satisfied, there was a mistake in the register which the registrar had power to correct.”

WLR Daily, 19th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Chartbrook Ltd and another v Persimmon Homes Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 2nd, 2009 in contracts, evidence, interpretation, law reports, rectification by sally

Chartbrook Ltd and another v Persimmon Homes Ltd and another [2009] UKHL 38; [2009] WLR (D) 223

“The admission of pre-contractual negotiations as an aid to the construction of a contract would create uncertainty of outcome in disputes over interpretation and would add to the cost of advice and litigation. The law of contract was designed to enforce promises with a high degree of predictability and if conventional meanings and syntax were to be displaced by inferences drawn from pre-contractual negotiations, the less predictable the outcome was likely to be. The availability of the remedies of rectification and estoppel by convention were safeguards which would in most cases prevent any injustice caused by the exclusion of that evidence.”

WLR Daily, 1st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Chartbrook Ltd and Another v Persimmon Homes Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted July 2nd, 2009 in contracts, evidence, interpretation, law reports, rectification by sally

Chartbrook Ltd and Another v Persimmon Homes Ltd and Another

House of Lords

“There were no grounds for the House of Lords to depart from the long standing rule that excluded evidence of what was said or done during the course of negotiating a contract for the purpose of drawing inferences about what the contract meant.”

The Times, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk