Options for Commercial Landlords in the New Normal

As a result of the enormous economic effects of Covid-19 and the restrictions on businesses which have been imposed, significant difficulties have been faced by commercial landlords regarding the recovery of outstanding rent and taking back possession of their property. We are receiving enquiries from commercial landlords, anxious to know their rights and obligations in […]

Selling your Dental Practice or Pharmacy post Coronavirus

With the tremors of the Coronavirus pandemic still reverberating and businesses counting the cost of the forced closures, now more than ever, the question we hear our clients ask is… “Is now a good time for me to sell my business?” Pharmacies may have escaped the forced closures but operating in a world of social […]

Further Tenant Protections – The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill And Amendments To Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

On 25 March 2020, the Coronavirus Act 2020 was brought into law. Of particular relevance to landlords and tenants, this gives certain protections to tenants from eviction, specifically providing a moratorium on forfeiture for non-payment of rent, extending to 30 June 2020. This was, presumably, intended to address the rental quarter usually falling due on […]

Can Brexit Frustrate a Lease

An important question which has arisen in the commercial property industry in recent years is whether Brexit operates to frustrate a lease. What exactly does that mean?

A move towards no fault divorce

An update from Louise Pearce, Family Law Solicitor at our Bookham office Just this weekend the Justice Secretary has confirmed plans to reduce conflict in divorce proceedings. To bring a divorce in England and Wales spouses or civil partners have to show that the marriage or civil partnership has irretrievably broken down. This is evidenced […]