houses

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches among new appointments to second HALA panel

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches are among the firms to have been newly appointed to the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) refreshed panel.

Court

Bird & Bird faces £2m professional negligence case over Elisabeth Murdoch home

15-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is facing a £2m negligence claim from British Virgin Islands (BVI) company Orientfield Holdings in relation to Orientfield’s aborted purchase of a £25m property recently bought by Elisabeth Murdoch.

scotland

CMS and Pinsent Masons win key slots on £224m acquisition of Scottish shopping centre

10-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

CMS and Pinsent Masons have taken key roles on the £224.1m acquisition of Scotland’s second-largest covered shopping centre, The Centre in Livingston, by HSBC Alternative Investments.

London

Nabarro and Goodwin Procter advises on acquisition of Telegraph Media HQ

19-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Nabarro and Goodwin Procter were key advisers on the £204.3m purchase of assets including Telegraph Media Group’s London headquarters by Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate from Kish Holdings. 

London

King & Wood Mallesons picks up Eversheds trio to build structured real estate team

14-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has hired former Eversheds London managing partner Cornelius Medvei, along with two of the firm’s structured real estate partners.

City

Baker & McKenzie, CMS and Taylor Wessing line up for Gherkin sale

10-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna and Taylor Wessing have all advised on the £700m sale of the landmark Gherkin building to the Safra Group controlled by Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra.

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Real Estate Briefings

Dealing with leases: a new protocol for applications for consent to assign and sublet weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Dec-2014

It was hoped that the enactment of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988 would bring to an end the uncertainty that plagued applications by tenants to assign or sublet their premises.

England and Wales move a step closer to conservation covenants weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Dec-2014

A conservation covenant is an agreement between a landowner and a responsible body, whereby the landowner promises to carry out or refrain from carrying out activities on their land.

An alien infestation: control of invasive non-native species weblink subscription

Walker Morris 17-Dec-2014

Invasive non-native species are plants and animals introduced into a natural environment where they are not usually found with serious adverse consequences for the environment.

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