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Potential pitfalls of entering into a commercial lease without legal representation

Tom Halliday, 12 April 2024 Although it is not required to instruct a solicitor when negotiating for or entering into a lease of commercial premises, it can lead to a host of problems as negotiations are much harder to conclude without professional advice on both sides. We also often receive instructions from Landlords and Tenants... Read More

Deferred Consideration in SME corporate transactions  

Jack Bull, 8 November 2023 When advising a purchaser on a share or asset purchase deal, one of the key considerations is what the purchase price should look like, how it should be paid and whether it is contingent on certain events happening after the completion date. From the Seller’s point of view, the best... Read More

Buying a Home?

8 September 2023 Do you know who is responsible for the building’s insurance after exchange of contracts? Laura Wilkinson Solicitor from AMD Solicitors explains… The Process In a conveyancing transaction there are two key stages.  The first is known as exchange of contracts and the second is completion.  Contracts are exchanged once the buyer and... Read More

The Economic Crime And Corporate Transparency Bill: Another compliance obstacle for SMEs

14 April 2023 Jack Bull, Trainee Solicitor Corporate filing obligations are set to become even more onerous under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill. In order to tackle economic crime in the UK, the Bill will significantly reform Companies House (among other things). This change in corporate compliance is directly applicable for most of... Read More

AMD advises on sale of Toucan Environmental Limited

March 2023 Our corporate team led by Grant McCall were delighted to advise the selling shareholders on the acquisition of Toucan Environmental Limited by AST Plastic Containers UK LLP. Toucan Environmental is a Bristol business that specialises in the supply of reconditioned and new IBC tanks and reconditioned drums. Toucan has operated since 2007 supplying... Read More

Landlords: how we can help to evict your tenants

Letting residential property can be stressful, and perhaps the most stressful situation to be faced with as a landlord is regaining possession of your property. This can be for a number of reason including rent arrears or just wanting your property back. When faced with this situation, action should be taken promptly in order to... Read More

Shareholders’ Agreements and Avoiding Shareholder Disputes

8 July 2022, Grant McCall, Director When advising private limited companies, one of the first documents to discuss is an agreement between the shareholders. This is because in most private limited companies we work with, the directors and shareholders are one and the same. The same tends to apply in family run businesses. The relationship... Read More

What is a Part 36 offer?

We aim to reach a settlement with your opponent throughout the life of your claim. We encourage our clients to make an early offer to settle. An early offer can help you minimise your legal costs involved with progressing your claim. Making the offer a ‘Part 36 offer’ puts further pressure on your opponent to... Read More

What is a mediation?

What is a mediation? Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution. A mediator encourages discussions between the parties in an attempt to resolve a dispute. It can provide a swift and cost efficient resolution to disputes.   What is the role of the mediator? A mediator is a neutral third party. They are often... Read More

Covid commercial rent arrears – changes from 24th March 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 24th March 2022. It brings to an end restrictions on recovery of commercial rents, and introduces a new binding arbitration process to assist landlords and tenants in resolving rent arrears. Landlords can now forfeit a lease for non-payment of rent Most importantly, with some small... Read More

Commercial property evictions ban extended to March 2022 and proposed new arbitration process

The Government announced in June 2021 that it would be extending the current ban on forfeiture of a commercial lease for non-payment of rent until 25 March 2022. This will have been a welcome relief for many tenants, especially those in the leisure and retail sectors who have been most impacted by lockdown closures, but... Read More

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
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