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Contentious cladding: the conversation continues

Following the Grenfell tragedy, the use of aluminium and polyethylene cladding (ACM) was banned on high-rise buildings in excess of 18 metres, in December 2018. Rarely for the UK, the law was even enacted retrospectively to require the removal of ACMs on buildings constructed prior.

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Posted in: Commercial Property Commercial Disputes

Recovering rent arrears from your commercial tenants

The past 6 months have been challenging for businesses across the UK, with the Covid-19 pandemic having serious implications on the economy. The property sector has received several pieces of Government guidance throughout this period, many of which have been of benefit to commercial tenants renting their business premises.

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Posted in: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Commercial Disputes Coronavirus

Brexit vs. the GDPR: how will it all work?

Over the last few years, the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) has played a pivotal role in our legal landscape. Its purpose (alongside the Data Protection Act 2018) is to govern and regulate the data protection regime here in the UK, as well as across EU.

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Posted in: Brexit

The new Job Support Scheme: what do we know?

In his Winter Economy Plan announced today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new emergency Job Support Scheme to help protect jobs.   

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Posted in: Employment Law Coronavirus

Law firm supports £9M deals to boost Middlesbrough regeneration

Teesside’s largest commercial law firm has played a key role in two deals totalling £9m which are set to have a major part in the regeneration of Middlesbrough’s town centre. The Endeavour Partnership has supported Middlesbrough Council’s acquisition of Captain Cook Square for £8m and the House of Fraser building for £1m. The purchases are […]

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Posted in: News & PR Commercial Property

Is your business premises lease due to expire? If so, have you considered what might happen next?

If you find yourself in the final year of the term of your business lease, you may be wondering about the process for staying put or moving on to pastures new. In this blog, we provide a summary of what might be involved.

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Posted in: Commercial Property

Covid-19: Client advice notice

We thought it might be helpful to update you on some of the steps we are taking in response to the recently announced national lockdown. 

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Posted in: News & PR Coronavirus

Planning law changes after the pandemic

As the Government continues to look for new ways to stimulate the economy and, in particular, the commercial property market following the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a significant change in planning law through alterations to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, as amended (“Use Classes Order”).

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Posted in: Commercial Property Coronavirus

What you need to know about changes to residential extensions

In July the government announced a ‘fast track approval scheme’ for residential property owners wishing to build up to two additional storeys on their existing property.

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Posted in: Uncategorised

Meet our clients SockMonkey

Shortlisted in 2 categories at the regions first Tees Tech Awards, who are SockMonkey Studios?

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Posted in: Client stories