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Challenges and opportunities ahead in the commercial property market

Fiona Knight
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With the increase in consumers moving to online shopping and more and more people working from home as a result of the pandemic, there are inevitable challenges ahead for landlords and tenants of retail and office space.

Fiona Knight looks at the challenges and opportunities facing commercial landlords and tenants.

What are loan agreements and what should they include?

Olivia Parkinson
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Olivia Parkinson, Trainee Solicitor in Frettens' Corporate and Commercial Team, gives an overview of loan agreements, outlining what should be included within one and discussing the role of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 when loaning to family or friends.

What should be included in heads of terms for a commercial lease?

Patsy Whitford
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Commercial Property Solicitor Patsy Whitford looks at heads of terms for commercial leases, discussing what should be negotiated, what should be included within the terms and what to watch out for as a commercial tenant.

Coffee Break Briefing Video: R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and Standard Conditions

Malcolm Niekirk
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On Monday 12th July Insolvency Guru  Malcolm Niekirk  held one of his popular  Coffee Break Briefing  Webinars. In the free webinar,  Malcolm  looked at R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and CVA Standard Conditions. If you...

R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and CVA Standard Conditions

Malcolm Niekirk
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On Monday 12th July Insolvency Guru Malcolm Niekirk held one of his popular Coffee Break Briefing Webinars. In the free webinar, Malcolm looked at R3 Standard Form CVA Proposals and CVA Standard Conditions. This is the summary article following the briefing.

What is a shareholders agreement and what should it include?

Karen Edwards
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Karen Edwards, Head of our Corporate & Commercial Team, discusses the importance of including certain provisions within shareholders agreements; such as deadlock clauses and minority shareholder protection rights.

What is Intellectual Property and how do I protect it?

Sarah Sillar
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After recently rejoining the firm, Corporate & Commercial Associate Sarah Sillar, provides an overview of Intellectual Property; describing what it is and why it's essential to all businesses.

She goes on to detail the ways of protecting Intellectual Property, discussing how important it is to do so.

Music Festivals - How to give sound advice

Malcolm Niekirk
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In this  Coffee Break Briefing ,  Malcolm Niekirk  looked at the sort of issues that an insolvency professional may have to deal with when advising a distressed music festival. He discusses the realisable assets that may be found in a music...

How can permitted development rights be used in commercial leases?

Patsy Whitford
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Due to the changes to normal working requirements and the potential reduction in the need for traditional office space, could you use permitted development rights to develop your property or change the use to facilitate a different type of business or housing?

Commercial Property Solicitor Patsy Whitford looks at permitted development rights, describing what they are, what they can be used for and the potential issues one may run into.

Insolvency Professionals advising a distressed music festival

Malcolm Niekirk
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In his latest Coffee Break Briefing, Malcolm Niekirk looked at the sort of issues that an insolvency professional may have to deal with when advising a distressed music festival. He discusses the realisable assets that may be found in a music festival, the dependencies and the insolvency options. This is the summary article from that briefing, the dependencies and the insolvency options.

Commercial Tenancies and COVID legislation: What protections are set to come to an end?

Hannah Martin
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In this article, Commercial Property Solicitor Hannah Martin provides the dates for when the reliefs and protections for commercial tenancies are coming to an end, detailing what this means for landlords & tenants of commercial property.

What do you need to know when setting up a business?

Karen Edwards
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Karen Edwards is a Commercial Associate and is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500, the leading independent guide to law firms and lawyers in the UK.

In her latest article, Karen details some important points to take into consideration when setting up a new business; these include:

  • The legal requirements of new businesses
  • and some practical pointers

New pre-pack regulations: How to tame your phoenix

Malcolm Niekirk
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In this Coffee Break Brieifng, Insolvency Guru Malcolm Niekirk discusses 'taming your phoenix'. Looking at early sales to connected parties in administrations and the new regulations for pre-pack phoenix sales. If you would prefer to read...

What do you need in your Terms and Conditions?

Olivia Parkinson
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The 5 things you need to consider when drafting or updating your Terms & Conditions

Olivia Parkinson, trainee solicitor in Frettens Corporate & Commercial Team, breaks down the 5 most important things you need to consider when drafting or updating your business' terms and conditions.

Section 110 reconstructions and MVLs

Malcolm Niekirk
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In this comprehensive article, Insolvency Guru Malcolm Niekirk looks at s110 reconstructions, discussing what they are used for, what a typical transaction looks like and, each party's role and timescales, as well as pricing the work.

Section 110 Reconstructions and MVLs briefing

Malcolm Niekirk
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Malcolm looks at section 110 reconstructions, what they are used for, what a typical transaction looks like and, each party's role and timescales, as well as pricing the work.

New regulations on pre pack phoenix sales

Malcolm Niekirk
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How to tame your phoenix - New Regulations on phoenix sales Frettens’ resident Insolvency Guru,  Malcolm Niekirk , delivered one of his popular monthly  coffee break briefings  to insolvency professionals on Monday 12th April. He...

Selling land to a developer - option agreements and conditional contracts

Patsy Whitford
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With the ever increasing demand for property, some landowners are considering selling some of, if not all of their land to a developer. 

Commerical Property solicitor Patsy Whitford looks at option agreements and conditional contracts.

Insolvency professionals advising cathedrals and other charities

Malcolm Niekirk
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Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk looks at charitable organisations in regards to insolvency; following upcoming changes to cathedral measure. He discusses the process advising charities and cathedrals, and how it's different from advising commercial clients.

Insolvent cathedrals and charities

Malcolm Niekirk
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How are cathedrals protected from insolvency? Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk looks at charitable organisations in regards to insolvency; following upcoming changes to cathedral measure. He discusses the process advising charities and cathedrals, and how it's different from advising commercial clients.

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