M7 had served a notice to quit on Amazon, terminating their lease. Amazon were still operating from the premises and did not want to leave. They challenged the notice, claiming it was invalid. The commercial consequences of that challenge were significant.

The case went to court and the court had to decide on the rules that applied to notices to quit for premises over 2 acres, let for 3 years or more. The court decided that the notice was valid, and in reaching that decision, clarified the law on notices to quit for large, commercial properties.

Key highlights

  • Winning Commercial Court case in untested area of law
  • Clarifying approach to, and effects of notices to quit for large commercial properties
  • Achieving significant commercial advantage for M7, impacting asset value.
M7 were delighted with both the advice and outcome of the case. The Brodies team were very engaged, offered accurate and timely recommendations and managed the litigation process with exemplary skill and communication throughout. Euan Burns, Director – Asset Management


  • The dispute was an area of commercial leasing law that was unclear and created uncertainty in the market.
  • We succeeded in persuading the Court that our approach to the law was correct.
  • That has clarified the law for everyone, and brought a significant commercial benefit to M7.


David Ford

Associate & Solicitor Advocate

Matt Farrell