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Blog archive: December, 2017

Retail goes Pop at Christmas

The rise of the ‘pop up’ shop in shopping centres and high streets throughout the UK has kept the retail team at Sherrards working flat out in the run up to Christmas.  Led by Terry Fendt and Stephanie Kierans, they have provided the legal advice on 28 pop up stores for long standing client Menkind …

Retail goes Pop at Christmas

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How to avoid boundary disputes and stay on good terms with your neighbours

Picture the scene: John Smith decides to move a fence a few inches into his neighbour’s land. He thinks nothing of it. In fact, he believes the additional land is his anyway. He re-locates the fence whilst his neighbour is away on holiday. John’s actions spark a row and a claim for adverse possession is …

How to avoid boundary disputes and stay on good terms with your neighbours

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Doing business in China: A legal perspective

With a booming economy, China has become an economic powerhouse for UK businesses looking to expand, as a result of the country’s high growth and investment potential. While the Chinese market is attractive to investors across a range of sectors, the country has a reputation for being a difficult market to penetrate from an international …

Doing business in China: A legal perspective

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The relevance of legal directories discussed at showcase panel, at the IBA conference in Sydney

Paul Marmor, head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution and responsible for the development of Sherrards’ International Services, recently presented at a panel at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Sydney, on the relevance of legal directories. The panel included David Burgess, the Publishing Director of the Legal 500, which is among the most prestigious …

The relevance of legal directories discussed at showcase panel, at the IBA conference in Sydney

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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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Preventing Property Fraud – you CAN help yourselves

Residential property owners open themselves up to property fraud particularly when leaving properties empty in circumstances such as void periods between tenancies; living overseas for part of the year; carrying out building works; parents moving to residential homes; and whilst waiting for grant of probate. Unsurprisingly, properties are also at risk when they are tenanted, …

Preventing Property Fraud – you CAN help yourselves

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Paul Marmor meets former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard

Paul Marmor, head of Sherrards’ International Services, recently attended the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Sydney, and had the opportunity to meet former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard (who served from 1996 to 2007).  He is Australia’s second longest-serving Prime Minister, and is something of a legend in Australia. It is quite clear that …

Paul Marmor meets former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard

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Don’t forget the Estate Agents Act 1979

Omitting to issue written terms and conditions can prove to be a very costly mistake indeed for any estate agent.  Regardless of the circumstances, you must ensure that you follow the so-called “information requirements” contained in the relevant legislation, otherwise you put at risk your prospects of receiving your commission. At the outset of any …

Don’t forget the Estate Agents Act 1979

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The importance of client service and growing with our clients

With a large number of owner managed businesses as clients, the Sherrards commercial property team often become closely involved with our clients’ growth and development.  We enjoy their successes and do everything we can to protect their interests when difficulties arise. Our passion for our clients’ success goes beyond providing the best legal advice.  It’s …

The importance of client service and growing with our clients

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Can we have our house back please?

Want to do a favour for a friend or relative? Want to buy their property as an investment and help them out of financial difficulties? Beware how you conduct negotiations, make sure your agreements are recorded in writing and that you obtain expert legal advice. Otherwise you may find that your ability to recover the …

Can we have our house back please?

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