Martin Bowdery QC acted for the Respondent in the matter of Hastings Borough Council v Manolete Partners Plc  UKSC 50.
In this matter Hastings Borough Council, used its power under s.78 of the Buildings Act to close a seaside pier, thus preventing access to leisure amenities owned by Stylus Sports Ltd to the public. Manolete Partners Plc was assigned Stylus’ claim against the Council for compensation. The principle issue in the matter centres on the meaning of ‘in default’ within the meaning of s. 106 of the Act.
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