Pretoria Energy Company (Chittering) Ltd v Blankney Estates Ltd [2022] EWHC 1467 (Ch)

Dov Ohrenstein acted for the successful Defendant at the trial of the preliminary issue in this case which concerned a claim for £56.4 million based on an allegation that a Heads of Terms agreement relating to a lease of land for the construction of an Anaerobic Digestion plant had contractual effect. The agreement was signed and not marked “subject to contract”. Nevertheless, the Court concluded that the existence of a lockout provision was incompatible with the contention that the agreement was intended to have contractual effect other than in respect of the lockout and dismissed the Claim.

You can view the full judgement here: Pretoria Energy Company (Chittering) Ltd v Blankney Estates Ltd [2022] EWHC 1467 (Ch)