British Overseas Bank Nominees Ltd and another v Analytical Properties Ltd and another

Contract – Breach of contract. The parties had entered into a contract for the sale and purchase of a shopping centre. The claimants had sought damages based on the defendants' delay in obtaining emergency lighting certificates which had led to delayed completion. The judge had allowed the claim based on his construction of the relevant terms of the contract. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the defendants' appeal on the ground that the judge had erred in his construction of the contract.

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