Litigation Recent Decisions 10/06/97

Covenant in lease to keep supermarket open

Cooperative Insurance Society Ltd (Respondents) v Argyll Stores (Holdings) Ltd (Appellants) (1997)

Court: HL (Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Slynn, Hoffmann, Hope and Clyde) 21/5/97

Summary: A decree of specific performance will not issue to enforce a keep-open covenant in a lease.