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Blog archive: November, 2019

United States CFIUS jurisdiction expands: non-controlling interest acquisitions and real estate investments

Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe guest article. United States CFIUS jurisdiction expands: non-controlling interest acquisitions and real estate investments. On the 17th September 2019, the United States Department of the Treasury released two sets of proposed regulations under the foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 tat broaden the scope of transactions subject …

United States CFIUS jurisdiction expands: non-controlling interest acquisitions and real estate investments

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Retail CVAs: Do they ‘unfairly prejudice’ landlords?

Partner Mike Lewis at Sherrards explores the effect of CVAs on landlords. With consumers reducing their spending on non-essential items, retailers are experiencing a tough trading environment on the high street. Many retailers are entering into Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) to give them some respite. Since 2017, CVA’s have been used by large retailers such …

Retail CVAs: Do they ‘unfairly prejudice’ landlords?

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Can you Extinguish a Right of Way Through an Informal Agreement?

This is the third of several case studies that partner Mike Lewis & Associate Ben Walters covered in their recent talk at Heathrow Airport for 80 surveyors as part of their CPD training. The recent case of Pezaro v Bourne highlights the fact that landowners need to ensure that informal agreements between them need to be documented. …

Can you Extinguish a Right of Way Through an Informal Agreement?

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My Solicitor Apprenticeship

Sherrards’ Apprentice Rachael Drane explains what the Solicitor Apprentice route entails. At the beginning of the year, I began studying for a Solicitor Apprenticeship with the University of Law and I am about to start my second year later this month. Solicitor Apprenticeships are gradually gaining momentum and becoming a new and exciting concept, combining …

My Solicitor Apprenticeship

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Podcast: What happens if someone dies without a valid Will?

Listen to the podcast by clicking here. Donna Payne speaks to Radio Verulam about what happens when someone dies unexpectedly and does not have a valid Will. This is a joint collaboration with Radio Verulam and Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Times.                  

Podcast: What happens if someone dies without a valid Will?

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Spook Erection: Part Two

This is the second of several case studies that partner Mike Lewis & Associate Ben Walters covered in their recent talk at Heathrow Airport for 80 surveyors as part of their CPD training. Security of Tenure: Can you oppose a lease renewal on the grounds of third-party redevelopment? The Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act provides a business …

Spook Erection: Part Two

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Blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd

Partner Mike Lewis, examines the blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd case. This is the first of several case studies he covered in his recent talk at Heathrow Airport for 80 surveyors as part of their CPD training. Being the largest skyscraper outside London, Beetham Tower is Manchester’s most iconic building. It’s 47 …

Blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents Ltd

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Business Brexit Checklist

A few businesses are already setting up subsidiaries in the UK and the EU to deal with many of the issues arising from Brexit. Whether you are already operating from the UK or managing a production line across the Channel, considering setting up or buying a business, here are some tips to bear in mind …

Business Brexit Checklist

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Recruitment – how well do you really know who you are employing?

Jasmine Sudworth, employment solicitor at Sherrards examines how employers can tighten up their recruitment process in order to ensure that they end up with the right employee for the job. It is safe to say that the process of recruiting new employees can be both a time-consuming and costly process and so it is imperative …

Recruitment – how well do you really know who you are employing?

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Signing your life away…

Conveyancing Assistant at Sherrards, Gill Talbot, explains what being a witness to a legal document actually entails and examines typical examples of requests for signatures that you might come across. It seems obvious and easy to sign legal documents correctly, but the number of errors we see here at Sherrards solicitors is surprising….. The role …

Signing your life away…

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