Manorshow Ltd v Boots Opticians Professional Services Ltd

Practice – Parties. The claimant landlord's application to substitute Boots Opticians Professional Services Ltd (BOPSL) with another company in the Boots group of companies (EVL), as the defendant in a dilapidations claim, was allowed where, as a result of its own conduct, BOPSL had mistakenly been made the defendant. The Technology and Construction Court so ruled in circumstances where EVL had been named as the tenant under the relevant lease, but where the claimant had subsequently been informed that the tenancy had been assigned to BOPSL. BOPSL's application to strike out the claim was held to be otiose and was dismissed.

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