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Christobel Smales featured in The Financial Times on Saturday 24 March 2018

Christobel Smales, an associate in the commercial real estate team, was featured in the House & Home supplement of global publication The Financial Times advising on tenant rights in the context of landlord’s works in a tenanted property


Rosie McCormick Paice featured in The Financial Times on Saturday 17 February 2018

Rosie McCormick Paice , partner in the residential transactions team, was featured in the House & Home supplement of global publication The Financial Times advising on the esoteric area of listed buildings. Rosie advises on all areas of residential property law including agricultural and rural property issues.  


LPM 18 Conference

Optimism shines through at annual conference for SME law firms.


John Goodchild features in The Financial Times commenting on the law relating to hereditary peerages

John Goodchild, partner and Head of Private Wealth writes in Your Money in The Financial Times commenting on the esoteric law of primogeniture.

Kerry Glanville comments in The Guardian on the implications of the Court of Appeal decision in Mundy v Sloane Stanley Estate (2018)

The firm’s senior partner Kerry Glanville who acted for the winning party, The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate, in the widely reported appeal of Mundy v Sloane Stanley Estate, featured in The Guardian on 25 January 2018

CEO, Simon Slater chaired the Legal Practice Management Conference on 6 February 2018

The firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Slater, chaired the Legal Practice Management Conference at One American Square, London, on 6 February 2018

Jason Tann and Christobel Smales write for Property Week on the impact of restrictive covenants on developments

Covenants of debatable enforceability can often be dealt with by defective title insurance. If insurance is not available or agreement cannot be reached, an application can be made to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) for the modification or discharge of a restrictive covenant.


Pemberton Greenish secures leasehold enfranchisement success for landlord Sloane Stanley Estate in Court of Appeal case

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in the above case which is of great interest to enfranchisement practitioners. It concerns one element of the statutory process for calculating the premium payable for an extended lease under Chapter II of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 known as “relativity”.


Real Estate Dispute Resolution Team writes in The Observer

I read with interest an article you’d written about landlords demanding ground rent and being able to claim six years’ worth providing they complete the appropriate demand form correctly.

My leaseholder has demanded this of me too but my question is – which I can’t seem to find a definitive answer to – are they in breach as they haven’t sent invoices/demands annually in the first instance or is this irrelevant if they have done it all in one go backdated six years with the correct form?

Real Estate Finance Partner joins Pemberton Greenish LLP

Pemberton Greenish LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Commercial Real Estate Department with the appointment of Ajoy Bose-Mallick as a Real Estate Finance Partner. Ajoy joins from Maples Teesdale where he was a Partner and joint Head of Real Estate Finance. His appointment is effective from 1 February 2018.