“The whole team was very friendly and very familiar with the relevant topics. At every step, the lawyers helped guide me through my legal process so that I understood things clearly. They also made me feel like they were in my corner and not just there to make me pay for the work. Will references to arbitration under the bill get caught up in legal disputes over whether rent should be paid? Clause 6 of the bill states that the existence of a protected lease debt is subject to arbitration (see clause 6(1)(a)). Therefore, all of the legal arguments that the tenants have put forward to date to argue that there is no rent to pay during the required closing hours could be submitted to the arbitrator. If it could be successfully argued that no rent was due, the request for a preliminary ruling must be rejected, since the draft law currently appears that, in these circumstances, there will in principle be no rent debt on which to base the referral. Read the full article by David Feist and Andrew Todd here: lnkd.in/d_bB9u22 #CommericalRealEstate “Pennington`s approach is very sympathetic combined with exceptionally strong legal advice. The team is diligent and most transactions tend to be two-partner to ensure executive-level inputs are readily available. Billing rates are very competitive. Above all, they do what it takes to deliver transactions in a timely manner. “The team`s legal knowledge is second to none, but what sets them apart is the lawyers who are down to earth, explain everything in detail and treat everyone like human beings, not just business clients. This is reflected in the pricing strategy used. Legal issues represent a huge drain on financial resources, but the “scope” method used by the team allowed me to plan effectively financially during the most stressful time of my life while ensuring a continuous flow in the management of my affairs.
I would be the first to admit that lawyers sometimes use the term “expert” a little too generously with respect to experience in a particular area of law. However, when it comes to rating the law, as companies try to reduce the cost of professional real estate, Arren Thornton is truly one of the most experienced practitioners in the market. Here is a recent and reported decision that applies to outdoor attractions in the leisure sector. Arren Thornton advised the successful installment payer. “Our main contact was Sioned Fitt. She made sure we felt comfortable from the first meeting. She took the time to understand our needs, review the information and ask relevant questions. Above all, she supported us emotionally and concretely by showing us our options, providing professional expert opinions and legal advice. “A strong regional law firm offering dedicated and tailored legal solutions to challenging legal issues. Philippa Pearson is an exceptional member of the family team. She has a keen sense of legal and practical judgment with a personality that has a devastating blend of tenacity and charm.
“Stuart James was exceptional. He has been very responsive, has demonstrated a high level of legal acumen and professionalism, and continues to present pragmatic and commercial solutions. The West Midlands legal market is concentrated in Birmingham, where the main bases of many leading national firms are located, including Gowling WLG, Pinsent Masons LLP, Shoosmiths LLP, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Mills & Reeve LLP and DLA Piper. Other prominent names in the area include Shakespeare Martineau LLP, Wright Hassall LLP of Leamington Spa, and the national firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys. “I have known and worked with Laura Stocks for about 10 years. She is a leading family lawyer. She is extremely conscientious, has a real sense of law and is very client-oriented in her approach to cases. “Andrew Caldicott was highly recommended. His manners were friendly and direct. I felt supported, heard, and able to make the right decisions for myself and my children through her emotional support and legal advice. I will be eternally grateful.
The Legal 500 rankings are here! Thank you to our clients who are doing a fantastic job to make this happen and for the hard work of the brilliant Midlands Real Estate Litigation team at #evershedssutherland. We`re alone again in Volume 1 and apparently I`m in a Hall of Fame with Paul Moorcroft. We are recruiting. So if you want to join the best team, please contact us. Our globally recognized family division is described as “ten out of ten levels of service” and has once again achieved Top Tier status. This underlines the exceptional quality of our offer as well as the care and competence of our lawyers in providing exceptional services. Alison McCormack, CEO of Brethertons, explains the importance of these guides to our clients and employees: “The Legal 500 reflects the state of the legal industry today. It is important for our clients to see how we compare to our competitors based on an impartial review of the market. We are delighted to have been filed again and that the hard work of our lawyers has been recognized. Our Real Estate Dispute Resolution team has published the latest issue of InFocus. InFocus provides an update on important real estate issues.
We hope you enjoy reading the latest issue and look forward to your feedback. Among other important topics, this issue covers: Horizon Scanning – what legal changes or updates we can expect in the coming months, business rates, HMRC briefing on VAT and early termination fees, the latest guidelines on the Commercial Rent Act 2022 (Coronavirus) and commercial rent arrears, Party Wall Notices and an update on the latest developments in case law on Trespass Prevention Injunctions. Download InFocus here: lnkd.in/eFveMmcM Brethertons ranked as one of the best legal service providers in the West Midlands and South East regions – Legal 500 Rankings 2020 “I would recommend Dal Heran and have already recommended it. I don`t think I would have reached the divorce settlement I made without Dal`s involvement. She guided me through the process and even when problems didn`t seem logical or fair to me, she was able to provide legal context and point me in the right direction. Dal is always very calm and reassuring and I particularly appreciated her ability to guess what the other party would do or how they would react. “Gateley`s Birmingham practice benefits from its heritage and DNA in affordable and pragmatic legal advice. The firm doesn`t like gadgets and makes us feel that our work is treated as a priority, while providing us with partner-led value. The company`s team works closely with the banking and tax teams, which is also a plus. “Tom Rush and his team are exceptional in their ability to translate complex legal scenarios into an understandable and successful outcome for his clients.
He took the time to really understand our business and what we want to achieve in each of our transactions with him. Tom`s ability to communicate with our entire team and build a relationship that ensures the best for everyone involved is exemplary. Linda Jones; Dominic Wisdom; Matthew Montanaro; Simon Craddock; Kim Lehal “A very competent team of experienced lawyers who have been working in the local market for several years.” “Simon Wright is knowledgeable, very responsive and very friendly.