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All posts by Alasdair McMillin

Alasdair has been Managing Partner of the firm for a number of years, though he still retains a certain amount of commercial property work. Alasdair is described by many as ‘not your typical lawyer’, something he takes as a great compliment! His driver has always been business success rather than legal intricacies and he sees his role as helping others achieve their business objectives.

Sherrards assassins- Emirates Airlines Dubai rugby 7’s

The Sherrards Assassins recently played in the International Men’s Open at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby 7’s and having won five out of their six games, they won the Plate Competition and returned home with some further silverware.  This added to the success that the team have had over the last six/seven years both in …

Sherrards assassins- Emirates Airlines Dubai rugby 7’s

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Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

We are now less than a year away from the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which are due to come into force on 1 April 2018 and will make it unlawful to grant a new lease of residential or commercial premises with an EPC rating of band F or G.  As this …

Don’t get in a ‘MEES’ about the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

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Landlord’s Development v Quiet Enjoyment

In what is proving to be a competitive market for commercial landlords, many are looking for different options to maximise the revenue from their investments by undertaking works to all or part of a tenant occupied building. This gives Landlords the opportunity to increase their yields by exploring potential developments or conversions of their building. …

Landlord’s Development v Quiet Enjoyment

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Breaking Bad Leases – the latest pitfalls in exercising break clauses

With the dust having firmly settled and break clauses tweaked following last year’s landmark case of Marks & Spencer plc v BNP Paribas, where it was deemed that rent paid in advance before a break date would not have to be refunded for the post break period unless the lease expressly stated this, a new …

Breaking Bad Leases – the latest pitfalls in exercising break clauses

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