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Christopher Axford

Christopher is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team and is a member of Druces Executive Committee which manages the firm’s direction and vision for the future. He deals with a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including AIM and NEX work, national and international joint ventures and group restructuring. He specialises in […]

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COMMENTARY: COVID-19 and the Health and Social Care Sector

Across the whole economy, no sector is affected by the current health crisis in quite the same way as our health and social care providers. 24 hour media coverage brings us updates about new hospital facilities built from scratch; nursing homes trying to shelter high-risk residents and sobering news about the toll of all this […]

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Company Voluntary Arrangements: a rescue and restructuring tool for retail and hospitality businesses

This note outlines one attractive option for businesses within the retail and hospitality sector, Company Voluntary Arrangements (“CVAs”), and highlights how they can be used as part of a rescue or restructuring plan. Why retail and hospitality businesses may seek a company voluntary arrangement The Covid-19 outbreak has already had a huge economic impact on […]

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City of London law firm, Druces LLP has advised Belvedere Leisure Resorts PLC on £25m bond issue to fund luxury Scottish leisure resort

Druces’ Capital Markets team has advised Belvedere Leisure Resorts PLC (NEX: BELV) (“Belvedere”), in connection with the admission of a 6.25% secured bond raising up to £25,000,000 due on 5 December 2024. Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Limited were appointed NEX Corporate Adviser. Belvedere is a recently-formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of Belvedere Leisure Park Limited (“BLP”). BLP […]

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Druces gains far-reaching recognition in Legal 500 2020

City law firm Druces is delighted to have been recommended in 12 legal categories in the latest edition of Legal 500, (2020) which has just been published, together with commendations for a number of our lawyers. Legal 500 highlights a number of areas for particular praise, including: Druces’ M&A team are ‘strong and very competent. They understand […]

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Druces advises Integrum Care Group Limited on its acquisition of specialist care group Hythe Care Homes Limited

City of London law firm, Druces has advised Integrum Care Group Limited (“Integrum”) on its acquisition of Hythe Care Homes Limited and its subsidiaries. Hythe Care Homes Limited is an independent provider of nursing and personal care across three care homes in the South East region. This represents the second acquisition for Integrum in the […]

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Druces’ hosts HealthInvestor roundtable for leading healthcare investors, operators and advisers

The healthcare investment market is arguably at its busiest in a decade. Not since the financial crash have so many of the major assets in the sector been involved in active sales processes – but is this a sign of over-heating, or merely a reflection of the enduring popularity of healthcare as an investment opportunity? […]

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Druces gains far-reaching recognition in Legal 500 2019

City law firm Druces is delighted to have been recommended in ten legal categories in the latest edition of Legal 500, (2019) which has just been published, together with commendations for a number of our lawyers. Legal 500 highlights a number of areas for particular praise, including: Druces’ Private Client team – ‘very efficient and client-focused and […]

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Islamic finance goes mainstream for UK property

Islamic property finance is becoming increasingly mainstream. City of London Law firm Druces specialises in Sharia complaint property finance. How do you ensure Sharia compliance and what services do you offer?  The market and demand for Sharia compliant structures has grown markedly in the last decade. Interestingly, demand for finance from Islamic finance institutions has […]

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Druces advises Montreux Healthcare Fund on acquisition of specialist care group Active Assistance

London, 27 February 2018: City of London law firm Druces has advised the Montreux Healthcare Fund PLC on its acquisition of Active Assistance, the leading provider of care and support for individuals with complex neurological conditions. Active Assistance provides specialist care to individuals with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury in domiciliary and residential […]

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Featured news

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Briefing notes

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