Sinclair Gardens Investments (Kensington) Ltd v Ray

Landlord and tenant – Lease. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that, once one had arrived at the conclusion that a previous decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) was admissible evidence of what it had decided, then, in the absence of guidelines laid down by the Upper Tribunal itself, it was a question of what weight a subsequent tribunal should give it. No doubt the extent to which the previous decision was a decision on general points of interest, rather than specific facts and the cogency of the reasoning would impact on the weight to be given to a particular decision, but that was a matter for the subsequent tribunal.

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