Growing your retail porftolio
From market stall to stock exchange, our retail team understand the changing retail marketplace like few others. We look to de-risk and future proof your property portfolio and brand, giving you the security and flexibility to focus on your core business.
We can help you grow your business through property acquisition, management, development and disposal. Superdry, Tiger, Cotswold Outdoor, Soho Coffee Shops and Pure Gym are just some of the clients we've supported.
Procurement and contract advice
Whether you are commissioning the design and construction of a new building, refurbishing an existing structure or undertaking an engineering or renewables project, you have to make sure that the legal structure reflects the commercial set up. We work alongside you and your Project Managers to gain a thorough understanding, and advise on getting the framework right. That way, you know you won't face expensive changes further down the line.
Breaking/extending your lease
If you're facing proceedings for breaking your lease, or need advice on how to end a lease early, or extend a commercial property lease, but are facing problems, we can help. Our commercial property litigation team are experts in business tenancy renewals.
If you are a landlord or a tenant, we can help with disputes concerning breaches of covenant under a lease or claims against guarantors and former tenants. We can also help you serve notice at the end of a lease, either because it has come to the end of its existing term or because you want to end the lease early under a break clause.
Looking to purchase or lease more property?
Finding the right base for your busines at the right terms, within the right timescales, will be a crucial part of your growth plan. Our team has extensive experience in retail and commercial acquisition, institutional investor portfolios and funding. We work with retail clients like SuperGroup and Tiger, as well as leisure businesses like PureGym, garden centres, and investment groups such as Boultbee. We have strong commercial awareness, using imagination and technical expertise to get results quickly.
Dispute advice relating building work on new or refurbished premises
Every project is unique, and there are a myriad of reasons why a dispute might take place during building work or refurbishment. We know how to move a dispute forward to resolution. The three areas that most often lead to disputes are time, cost and quality. We identify the problems and quickly explain how we can help resolve them.
You can count on us to carry out professional negligence claims on your behalf. We have acted on both sides for the employer and contractor.
If you are negotiating in a dispute, an independent professional mediator can help to break the stalemate. Mediation can be invaluable as it is subject to confidentiality and is a particularly cost-effective way of dealing with multi-party disputes. We are experts in unravelling the mindset of the other parties and have achieved a number of very successful high-profile cases.