Property Law

Commercial Leasing: The End Of Days

February 8th


The End Of Days: The When, Why, Where, What and How of Ending A Commercial Lease in Scotland

February 8th

2 - 5pm

Speaker: Craig Connal QC

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3hrs CPD

The termination of a commercial lease in Scotland is an almost guaranteed generator of disputes, whether ended naturally at term, or through irritancy. Craig Connal QC, a specialist litigator in Pinsent Masons LLP, will guide delegates through what can be the minefield of end of lease rights and obligations, including an examination and best practice guide to:

  • Termination provisions
  • Default – including tenant’s insolvency
  • Expiry – tacit relocation
  • Notices
  • Dilapidations and repairs
  • At the end of the session delegates should have a clear understanding of:

  • The practical impact of recent cases on termination provisions in a lease
  • The rules on irritancy
  • Drafting and complying with notice provisions – how to avoid falling into a pit!
  • Repair clauses – and dilapidations
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    This event is generously sponsored by Sharri Plimbley Associates.

    Craig is a Partner at Pinsent Masons LLP who is qualified in Scotland, England and Wales. As a solicitor-advocate in both jurisdictions he has rights of audience in all courts, civil and criminal, up to and including the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

    Craig has appeared in high profile and complex litigation in a wide variety of courts, inquiries and tribunals. His practice covers an equally wide range of areas, from planning to pensions, insolvency to IP, environmental to employment, regulatory to contracts and all points in between. He has a particular interest in judicial review. He was the first solicitor-advocate in Scotland to be appointed to the rank of Q.C. (Queens Counsel) and is Convener of the Law Society of Scotland Supreme Courts Training Course (Civil).

    He has appeared in the Supreme Court. He sits as an arbitrator and is a NITA (National Institute for Trial Advocacy) accredited trainer in advocacy. He is registered to appear in the DIFC Court, Dubai.

    Craig won Solicitor Advocate of the Year category in The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012.

    Craig is Vice Chairman (Scotland) BICBA.