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Thursday 25 March 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:00


A panel of legal experts at Charles Russell Speechlys will be focussing on some of the key property issues and trends affecting businesses as they navigate the many challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

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  • How businesses can limit property and other liabilities and avoid insolvency to safeguard their long term future;
  • What will happen when the suspension on forfeiture of leases and other legal remedies normally available to landlords which the government introduced to protect businesses through the economic turbulence of the pandemic end;
  • How negotiated lease concessions can provide protection, what types of concessions are usually negotiated and why it is important that such concessions are properly documented

David Haines, Partner
David is Head of the Property Litigation Group. David specialises in all forms of commercial and residential property litigation and has particular expertise in commercial dilapidations claims, covenant and easement disputes, compulsory purchase order work, leasehold enfranchisement, and commercial landlord and tenant matters. He leads the firm's contentious Compulsory Purchase and Collective Enfranchisement teams, as well as Charles Russell Speechlys' dedicated HS2 team, which has been set up specifically to assist clients affected or potentially affected by HS2. David has a well established reputation and nationwide practice, acting for a variety of clients, which include CitySprint, The Ernest Cook Trust and Warrant Investments PLC.

Claire Timmings, Legal Director
Claire is a real estate transactional specialist and has extensive experience in acting for companies, individuals and other bodies (including charities) on all aspects of their property requirements. She deals with sales and purchases, corporate occupier work, acting for landlords and tenants, healthcare related property work (including advising pharmacy owners and operators and a number of leading care home providers). Claire has acted for a number of leading media, energy, technology industrial retail (including luxury brands) and leisure clients. Her work has included undertaking high value property acquisitions disposals and lettings for both UK and international clients. This includes advising on significant head quarter relocations as well as strategic advice on complex promotion and overage agreements relating to redevelopment schemes. Claire also speaks regularly at seminars and conferences and has written a number of articles for trade publications.

Melania Constable, Senior Associate
Melania has significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters. On the non-contentious side, she regularly advises office holders and directors on the sale and acquisition of insolvent businesses (including pre-packaged administrations and liquidations). She advises office holders in relation to issues arising during their appointment and in relation to the conduct of estates. She also provides advice to office holders, directors, lenders and/or other stakeholders regarding the implementation (and implications) of all formal and informal insolvency schemes such as administrations, voluntary arrangements, liquidations, receiverships and bankruptcy.

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Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Manager

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Recovery Grant Project Manager

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

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