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Commercial Property Disputes

Disputes involving commercial property are common, and issues can arise over various factors, from leases to dilapidation and repairs and rent recovery. Litigation is expensive and so striking a balance between dealing with a dispute effectively but also in a commercially appropriate way, is at the forefront of our service.

Our specialist commercial property team offer an initial consultation about your dispute so please call us or email us today.

Our expertise

Commercial property disputes are often frustrating for both parties. Keeping the relationship as positive as possible and fully understanding your rights is vital. Our commercial property team are highly experienced in disputes of all kinds and advise a number of large commercial landlords and retail clients who trust us to look after their portfolio and property interests.

Our commercial property dispute services include:

  • Breach of covenant
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Forfeiture and possession
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Lease renewal and security of tenure
  • Rent and service charge recovery

Why choose Lewis Denley?

At Lewis Denley, our specialist Commercial Property solicitors have considerable experience in commercial property transactions of varying shapes and sizes, from retail and care homes through to hotels and large residential developments.

Our first step is to establish a deep understanding of your business and your objectives for the transaction along with any concerns or key issues that may impact it. We will then tailor our approach to correspond with your needs, providing transparent, straightforward advice, strategic market insight and bespoke solutions to help your matter progress smoothly.

Our primary aim is to preserve your commercial and financial interests and we will progress all aspects of the sale and purchase and relevant contract negotiations with your best interests in mind.

 

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    Legal Issues When Running a Business

    There are many legal issues in running a company. It is important the contracts and agreements in place are working to adequately protect you and set the foundations for the success of your company.

    We work with companies of all sizes and across all sectors. Our experienced lawyers can work with you on various commercial agreements such as:

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    Whether you are a business owner or prospective franchisee looking to obtain a licence to run your business under a franchise’s brand, we can help. Our support includes reviewing, negotiating and drafting secure franchise agreements which clearly set out each party’s rights and obligations and protect your financial and commercial interests.

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    Settlement agreements can be efficient and cost-effective ways to resolve employment disputes before they reach an Employment Tribunal. Typically, in return for a sum of money, an employee will agree to formally end their employment and waive any right to pursue their claim at an Employment Tribunal.

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    Poorly drafted commercial contracts can cause significant issues for businesses, including unclear obligations between parties and difficulty resolving disputes amicably. This can cause significant time, expense, and potentially even reputational damage to the business if you are forced to go to court.

    Our expert team of contract solicitors can advise you on the drafting and content of your business terms and conditions. With our assistance, you will have a robust contract which clearly sets out the relationship between you and the other party, whether they be a supplier, client, or customer, and minimises your risk of conflict down the line. Where any issues do arise, carefully drafted dispute resolution clauses will help you resolve the matter as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible.

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    A distribution agreement is a vital contract which will allow you to distribute your products or services in another market or country without having to establish a new business presence within that area.

    We have an in-depth understanding of the law surrounding distribution agreements and can draft and/or review a bespoke contract tailored carefully to your individual needs.

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    Agencies can be vital to a business’s growth by providing it with a bespoke service or helping it sell its products/services either on its behalf or by improving their reach.

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