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Options for Commercial Tenants looking to make an early exit from their Lease

The last year has been a difficult time for many businesses that have either been unable to open for trade, or who have seen their income drop but overheads stay the same. Whilst the government has tried to help as much as possible with the various measures they have introduced, the inability to trade and... Read More

AMD Finalists at the Bristol Property Awards 2020

We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Legal category at the Bristol Property Awards 2020. Both our commercial and residential property teams have grown in 2020 to meet our clients’ needs. Despite such a tumultuous year for the country, the Bristol property market has continued to move forward which is... Read More

Does your Business need a Shareholders’ Agreement?

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus lockdown measures, we have been helping a large number of clients to put in place or review and update their existing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Whilst we always advise that these important documents are considered and implemented as soon as possible, it is proving more important... Read More

Thinking about buying a business during coronavirus?

It is no surprise that Mergers & Acquisitions activity has slowed down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Most business owners have suddenly had to shift focus to navigating their businesses through the crisis, which has caused some mergers and acquisitions to be delayed. Many businesses have started to settle into the new... Read More

Commercial Property Update #2: Landlord and Tenant

Following on from my previous article, the government have now announced measures to protect tenants from “aggressive rent collection” during the current pandemic lockdown. What is proposed In an announcement made on the 23rd April, the government plans to introduce a temporary ban on statutory demands and winding up petitions being issued to commercial tenants.... Read More

Commercial Property Update: Landlord and Tenant

What other options are available for a landlord to pursue non-payment of rent whilst forfeiture is prevented under the Coronavirus Act 2020 and which tenants should be wary of when choosing not to pay their rent? Under the terms of the Coronavirus Act 2020, landlords are currently prevented from issuing forfeiture proceedings against tenants for... Read More

Need help reviewing your current business contracts?

In these extraordinary times smaller businesses are having to place an even greater emphasis on cash flow. In doing so, business owners are having to review any monthly contracts or areas of expenditure that can be reduced or terminated until normal business can resume. To help with this challenge, our commercial team are offering our... Read More

Childcare during coronavirus – what are your rights?

Government guidance suggests that where parents do not live in the same household, children may still move between households but that it is not a necessity. This has caused some confusion amongst families subject to a Child Arrangement Order. Where coronavirus restrictions result in a change to the contact/care arrangements ordered by the court, the... Read More

Sophie Haskins, Private Client Solicitor discusses the importance of ensuring your affairs are in order

Although most of us have every intention of putting our affairs in order by making or reviewing a Will and/or a Lasting Power of Attorney, there is often a good reason why we never get around to doing so, be it due to a busy work/home life or the unwillingness to focus on such a... Read More

Data protection update: first UK fine issued under the new GDPR regime

Just over 18 months have passed since the implementation of the GDPR and the ICO have issued their first UK fine to a London Pharmacy. Data protection should be a key consideration for all businesses and is important to be kept under review. Read More

A GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Commercial considerations Selling any property can take time, and this is especially true for commercial property. Although the aim of any conveyancing transaction is to put a property to market and sell it as quickly as possible, commercial property sales are dictated by: Current property prices The current state of the market will directly affect... Read More

Cohabitee claims under the Inheritance Act 1975

The number of unmarried co-habiting couples in England and Wales has increased significantly and with this societal change there is an ever-increasing need for people to consider their financial situations and who they would like to inherit from their estate when they die. Read More
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