Recent Cases

Darzi Group Pty Ltd v Nolde Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 210 (30 August 2019) (Bathurst CJ at [1]; Basten JA at [20]; Emmett AJA at [56])


LEASES AND TENANCIES – whether the parties entered into a binding and enforceable agreement for lease of the Premises in the terms of the 15 June Document – significance to be attached to the Heads of Agreement as constituting a binding document – whether language used in correspondence of 27 and 31 May 2016 signifies that a reasonable person in the position of the parties would understand the communication as giving rise to a binding and enforceable contract – significance of marking correspondence as “without prejudice”.

APPEAL – whether it was unnecessary to determine whether the Heads of Agreement were binding – whether the parties did not intended to replace the Heads of Agreement and be bound by the 15 June Document until execution and exchange of a formal lease document – whether the law of part performance applied to the question of whether the parties intended to be bound by the 15 June Document – whether the parties conducted themselves in a manner consistent with the 15 June Document, a monthly tenancy or a statutory lease under the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW).