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To break or not to break – when will the Court grant a landlord break clause in a renewal lease?

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the “Act”) protects the occupation of business tenants at expiry of lease term, but a recent decision of the High Court gives hope to…


Harrison Drury’s latest hire bolsters residential conveyancing offering across the North West

Harrison Drury has appointed experienced associate solicitor Amy Leslie to its residential conveyancing team. Amy joins after seven years as a solicitor and team leader of the residential conveyancing team…


New tenants secured for commercial properties near Preston

Two commercial properties near Preston that were purchased last year by a North West-based property investor have secured new tenants. Units 1-4 Charnley Fold Lane in Bamber Bridge was acquired…


Experienced solicitor joins Harrison Drury’s commercial property team

Harrison Drury has further strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of experienced property solicitor Lois Parker. Lois brings a wealth of experience to the firm having spent over…


Renowned construction lawyer Katherine joins Harrison Drury as partner

Harrison Drury has appointed highly experienced construction lawyer Katherine Sibley as a partner and head of our specialist construction law team. Katherine will support our clients on both contentious and…


Harrison Drury’s High Court victory highlights issue of compliant witness statements

In a recent judgment, where Harrison Drury successfully acted for the claimant, His Honour Judge Pearce emphasised the importance of complying with PD57AC and the potential sanctions solicitors face if…


Building Safety Act 2022: A summary of key provisions

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, and drafted in response to the proposals set out in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire…


Commercial rent arrears – Do I have to pay rent if I closed during the pandemic?

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in our commercial property litigation team, takes a fresh look at the issue of commercial rent arrears caused by the coronavirus pandemic following a recent Court of…


Winding-up petitions after April 1st – what are the new rules?

As of 1 April 2022, the temporary restrictions on issuing winding-up petitions will come to an end, as part of a general relaxation of coronavirus-related legislation. Peter Barlow examines if…


Harrison Drury helps PJM Property Investments Group acquire three new sites

Harrison Drury's commercial property team has helped an acquisitive property investment group to acquire three new properties in Central Lancashire. PJM Property Investments Ltd has acquired Cuerden Green Mill in…


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