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Commercial Property Leases: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients

  • Thu 24th March 2022 until Thu 28th July 2022
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So you know what to expect, here is a clip of Caroline Shea QC. Caroline is answering the question: What are the practical and legal implications of the shift in approach to renewals for clients, e.g., pandemic suspension clauses, shorter terms, turnover rents, additional break options?

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  1. Chairman's introduction

    Commercial Property Leases: Shaping new law into solution-focused advice for your clients

    Chaired by: James Styles of Stephenson Harwood

    James is “immensely experienced, a great communicator and at the forefront of developments.” He is actively advising household name clients on all aspects of real estate law.

  2. Arrears

    What is the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill's potency for recovering arrears from commercial premises?

    How will the mandatory arbitration process work and impact debt claims?

    Answered by: Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC

    Guy is “a legend of the real estate Bar - genuinely pre-eminent - at the top of his game.” He acted in S Franses v The Cavendish Hotel and co-wrote the ‘Handbook of Rent Review’.

  3. Renewals

    What are the practical and legal implications of the shift in approach to renewals for clients, e.g., pandemic suspension clauses, shorter terms, turnover rents, additional break options?

    Answered by: Caroline Shea QC

    Caroline is “one of the brightest barristers out there.” “She tells it how she sees it, doesn’t sit on the fence and comes up with technically excellent and commercially astute points.”

  4. Taking Possession

    Where is the room for manoeuvre for a landlord wanting to take possession?

    Answered by: James Hanham

    James "continues to impresses in the landlord and tenant sphere." "He is a very solid performer - he holds his own with any silk and is superb on his feet and a great strategist."

  5. Break Clauses

    How far can you push the court over break clauses, looking at (1) vacant possession, (2) reinstatement, (3) obligation to remove tenant's chattels and fixtures?

    Answered by: Andrew Walker QC

    Andrew is “one of the UK's most gifted real estate litigators.” “Phenomenally smart and commercial, his advice is very much in demand.” He served as Chairman of the Bar.

  6. Restructuring

    When will insolvency law powers turn the scales in your clients' favour over CVAs and other restructuring vehicles, and what are the associated risks?

    Answered by: Raquel Agnello QC

    Raquel sits in the High Court as a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge. “She is creative, thinks out side the box and is particularly sought after for complex restructuring cases.”

  7. Restrictive covenants

    Weighing up all the practical scenarios, how do you gain an edge for your developer clients in relation to restrictive covenants and s.84, following the spate of recent cases?

    Answered by: Martin Hutchings QC

    Martin is “an outstanding real estate silk, utterly dedicated to his cases and a joy to work with.” He acted in the Supreme Court in the Alexander Devine v Housing Solutions litigation.

  8. Dilapidations

    What is realistic and achievable for landlords and tenants in the final stages of a lease over repairing obligations, dilapidations clauses, supported by case-law and practical examples?

    Answered by: Nicholas Trompeter QC

    Nicholas is “a fast rising star,” “razor-sharp,” and a “Real Estate Barrister of the Year.” He acted in the Supreme Court in Hurstwood Properties v Rossendale BC over rates on empty properties.

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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Additional clips from Commercial Property Leases

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC on Arrears

Andrew Walker QC on Break Clauses

James Hanham on Taking Possession

Raquel Agnello QC on Restructuring

Martin Hutchings QC on Restrictive covenants

Nicholas Trompeter QC on Dilapidations