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Our Property Finance Team is expanding

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The firm is delighted to announce the arrival of Charles Bezzant (Partner) and Kate George (Partner) together with Penelope Cockburn-Upward (NQ) adding strength and depth to their current team. Charles brings 20 years’ experience of acting on a wide range of real estate and finance aspects of property investment and… Continue reading →

Success in the Turks & Caicos Islands

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Brecher LLP (led by James Clarke) are instructed by Mr Alexander Vik in complex litigation spanning several jurisdictions. The latest chapter of the litigation has been fought in the Turks & Caicos Islands with a heavily contested hearing before the Court of Appeal of the Turks & Caicos Islands. The… Continue reading →

Could the law hold back your workplace evolution?

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With the workplace becoming more flexible in every way – Belinda Solomon, a Partner at Brecher LLP explains how the very inflexible legal interpretation of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 could be standing in your way. https://www.devono.com/pdf/48/devonocresatheoccupier__q2-2018.pdf

Practice Direction – Insolvency Proceedings 2018

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Practice Direction – Insolvency Proceedings 2018 On 25 April 2018 a new Insolvency Practice Direction came into force with immediate effect (PDIP 2018). Its purpose is to bring the insolvency practice directions into alignment with the procedural requirements under the Insolvency Rules 2016 and the new Business and Property Courts… Continue reading →

Brecher Bytes – UK Property – Government publishes more detail on proposed beneficial ownership register

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Almost a year ago the Government published a series of questions, consulting on proposals for a register showing who owns and controls overseas companies that own UK property. The aim is to tackle corruption, but this also affects privacy structures. The Government has now published its response to the input… Continue reading →

MIPIM 2018 – Plus ça change

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MIPIM. Often derided by people who have never been, who assume that it’s all yachts and champagne, wining and dining, blagging and bragging. After all, there is only one letter between networking and notworking and it’s easy to understand why those who have never been think that notworking is the… Continue reading →

Landlords win victory on grounds for refusing a tenant consent to assign

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Emma Wells discusses the recent outcome in No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Limited v  East Tower Apartments Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 250. The Court of Appeal has held that where a landlord refuses a tenant’s request for consent to assign its lease (in circumstances where it has a duty not to unreasonably refuse… Continue reading →