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Commercial Property

Can coronavirus be cited in force majeure…

Maria Roussari, paralegal in Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, discusses force majeure clauses in existing contractual agreements in the wake of the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The ongoing coronavirus COVID-19…

Attractive future for Clitheroe beautician’s business

A Clitheroe business owner plans to expand her beautician business after securing the lease on units at a local business park. Beauty Boutique has agreed a five-year lease on three…

What does a ‘conservation covenant’ mean for…

Chloe Harrison, trainee solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property litigation department, discusses the proposals in the government’s latest green initiative and what they may mean for landowners and future developers. The…

What is the difference between a positive…

Jody Proudman of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, outlines the distinction between a positive covenant and an easement, and the subsequent obligations to boundary management for land owners. Accurate analysis…

Can I protect the access to sunlight…

Following a recent case, Jody Proudman of Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, discusses the implications for planning applications that affect natural light reaching existing solar panels. Solar panels have in…

Catherine joins Harrison Drury’s property team

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced commercial property solicitor Catherine Worthington. Catherine will work across our Lancaster and Kendal offices and will advise clients on a wide range of property law…

Chefs open restaurant in Lancaster canal quarter

Two Lancaster-based chefs have joined forces to open their own restaurant business in the city’s canal quarter. Alan Hempton and James Cocker have opened The Quarterhouse Kitchen + Bar on…

Steam train line’s future secured in land…

A popular community light railway in Lancashire will continue to operate after purchasing land along its route which had been earmarked for development. The West Lancashire Light Railway, based in…

Homes plan helps Whalley school look to…

Whalley-based Oakhill School is to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility after securing an agreement to make some of its unused land available for a small housing development. The development…

Land deal nets bright future for Worsthorne…

The future of a popular green space in a Burnley village has been secured for the local community for another quarter of a century after a new long-term lease was…

Property specialist joins Harrison Drury’s Clitheroe office

Harrison Drury has expanded its property team with the appointment of solicitor Roberto Bonaminio. Roberto Bonaminio, Clitheroe Office Roberto, who previously worked at Steele & Son with Bagot Heyes, is…

Haulage firm chooses Leyland for new distribution…

North West-based H Parkinson Haulage Ltd (HPH) has chosen Leyland to be its fourth distribution centre in the region with plans to develop it as the firm’s new head office.…

Construction Disputes

Our construction dispute resolution team have an array of experience in assisting our clients to anticipate and prevent construction disputes before they take form, as well as providing expert advice…

Parish hall sale opens door for new…

A new medical centre for Chorley has moved a step closer to reality after a North West law firm concluded a deal to sell a parish hall. Harrison Drury solicitors,…

Commercial solicitor Gill returns to Harrison Drury

Harrison Drury has added to its commercial litigation team with the appointment of solicitor Gill Ashcroft. Gill has re-joined the firm following a spell working for international law firm DAC…

Health and safety on construction projects –…

David Edwards, head of the Regulatory and Compliance team at Harrison Drury, gives an overview of recent developments around the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) and what this could…

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