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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 […]

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?

Owens v Owens and no fault divorces

Many family lawyers have been calling for the law relating to divorce to be updated to allow for no fault divorce so as to avoid causing further conflict and acrimony between divorcing couples. At present, you can only divorce if you can establish one of five facts – three of which are dependent upon you […]

Fire Safety and Cladding Costs Post Grenfell

By Joe Reeves, Property Solicitor at Wellers Law Group, London Since the Grenfell tower disaster in June 2017, the issue of fire safety in residential leasehold accommodation has been high on the political agenda. The tragedy has brought to the fore the issue of who should pay for the costs associated with fire safety in […]

Civil partnership or same sex marriage

A number of my gay and lesbian friends have either celebrated or will be celebrating their 10-year civil partnership anniversary and this led me to reflect on the law in relation to civil partnerships and same sex marriages in the United Kingdom. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 was ground-breaking legislation which came into force in […]