Practice – Striking out. The claimant leaseholder's appeal against the striking out of his claim succeeded in part. The proceedings concerned a compulsory purchase order obtained by the defendant local authority for the development of land that included the flats where the claimant had an interest. The claimant contended that he had accepted an offer made in a letter by the authority that demonstrated an intention of the authority to purchase the property from him. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that there was a real prospect of the claimant establishing at trial that the letter had amounted to an open contract for the sale of the claimant's leasehold interest in the property.