Winter Garden Theatre v Millenium Productions [1946]

Shows inter alia possibility of equitable remedies.
Appellants granted respondents licence to use theatre
with various options to extend.
No provision made for termination by appellants.
After 3 years appellants served notice to vacate in
one month, but respondents refused to leave.
House of Lords established rights of parties to a
contractual licence must be determined upon proper construction of contract.
Here proper construction was that licence was
terminable on giving reasonable notice, and notice given was reasonable.
However, if contractual license construed as
irrevocable, then its revocation in breach of contract should be prevented where
possible by injunction.
If contract does not expressly state time for which
licence to last, promise implied by licensor not to revoke permission in manner
contrary to intention of parties.