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The Law Society is set to improve the homebuying procedure

Following the government’s calls for an improvement to the homebuying experience, there have been several proposals and projects launched attempting to do so. The Law Society, working with the Home Buying and Selling Group is aiming to revolutionise the way property information is provided by using technology to modify data collection and use for property […]

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National Security and the Electronic Communications Code

EE Ltd and another v London Underground Ltd [2021] – summary In May, the Upper Tribunal, handed down another decision in favour of telecoms operators; this time, EE and Hutchison 3G Limited (“the Operators”). It granted the Operators interim rights of access, under paragraph 26 of the Electronic Communications Code, to enter into one of […]

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Real Estate Newsletter – Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring edition of our Real Estate Newsletter. As we emerge from the pandemic we look at some interesting property and planning issues that have been considered even while we were in lockdown. We would welcome feedback on the content covered below and any comments you may have on the future focus of […]

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Druces’ Nicholas Brent named in Spear’s Best Property Lawyers list

Druces’ Head of Real Estate, Nicholas Brent has been featured in Spear’s list of ‘The best property lawyers’ in the prime property market. Noted for his work in the commercial property sector, Nicholas is featured in Spear’s list as a ‘Top Recommended’ lawyer. Reacting to the news, Nicholas commented: “It is good to be recognised […]

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Out now: Druces’ Residential Property Brochure

Druces’ Residential Property Brochure Druces offers a comprehensive residential property service. Supporting our UK and international clients with all their real estate legal needs, our team provide expert advice to individuals and families on their property purchases, sales, financing and re-financing – with a particular expertise in the Prime Central London market and leasehold enfranchisement […]

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Druces advises on Sharia’a compliant commercial property financing

Hatstone, lawyers BVI team has advised the Bank of London and The Middle East plc (BLME) on the BVI law aspects of its successful Sharia’a compliant financing of a valuable commercial property in Swindon. The team, led by Group Partner Philipp Neumann alongside Group Partner, Bella Ward, focused on the financing and corporate aspects of […]

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Success for Real Estate Team at Citywealth Awards

Congratulations go to Druces’ Real Estate team on their success at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards last night. Property Law Firm of the Year In the category “Property Law Firm of the Year”, the Druces team picked up a bronze award and host of the awards, Karen Jones, founder of Citywealth, offered her congratulations, saying […]

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Druces advises SigmaRoc plc on the acquisition of leading quarrying group GDH (Holdings) Limited

Druces’ Corporate and Real Estate teams have advised long standing client SigmaRoc plc (“SigmaRoc”), in connection with the completion of the acquisition of the remaining 60 per cent. equity interest in GDH (Holdings) Limited (“GDH”), a significant quarrying group located in South Wales. The consideration was funded through internal resources following strong cash generation during […]

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Druces advises BLME on £6m Sharia’a compliant property refinancing

Druces has advised the Bank of London and The Middle East plc (BLME) on its successful Sharia’a compliant refinance of a £6 million London property for a high-net-worth private client. This was led by Real Estate Partner, Gemma Wright, and Corporate Senior Associate, Claire Rigby alongside Hatstone Lawyers in Jersey. Gemma Wright, Partner, said: “We […]

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Heads of terms for commercial leases in 2020

There has been a lot of discussion recently about tenants – in the uniquely difficult circumstances of 2020 – who are trying to escape their lease. But what about those who are looking to enter into a new lease in this market?  The first step, as always, is to settle the key points of the […]

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