Post on 27 Aug 2013
We’ve all been busy this summer with seat rotations, holidays and qualification round the corner for the second years that we haven’t been blogging very much! We will return to more regular blogs as soon as the summer madness dies down. In the meantime though, I thought I’d let you know what I have...
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Post on 22 Aug 2013
Help-to-Buy scheme is working… Figures show increase in housebuilding… Permitted development rights to be extended… MPs call for guidance on renewable energy schemes… Majority of rejected wind turbine applications are being overturned… New powers to tackle unauthorised traveller sites… Help-to-Buy...
Real Estate
Post on 20 Aug 2013
Bill Duncan is a Solicitor within the Commercial Litigation team. Bill joined Michelmores in January 2013. Prior to that, he was a senior litigation partner with Wolferstans in Plymouth. He has over 30 years’ experience of a wide range of commercial disputes, including debt collection, building and...
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Post on 15 Aug 2013
Many suppliers and funders involved in the Green Deal initiative would say it is no great surprise the take-up of the financing available under the current scheme has been so sluggish.  It is possible, however, that out of the ashes of the current scheme will emerge a range of alternative funding...
Private Wealth
Post on 15 Aug 2013
Exeter, London and Bristol based law firm Michelmores is seeking to consolidate its position as one of the strongest practices of its kind outside of London with some significant hires during the year.  Michelmores, a previous winner of, and currently shortlisted for The Society of Trust and Estate...
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Post on 14 Aug 2013
According to research carried out by Deloitte LLP, the number of retailers entering administration in the first half of 2013 fell by 30%, compared with the same period in 2012.   There is further good news in relation to the effect of administration on retail locations and employees.  In 2012, 2,...
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Post on 14 Aug 2013
The Prest case arose out of proceedings for financial remedies following the divorce of Mr and Mrs Prest.  Mr Prest, an international 'oil baron', set up Petrodel which is now one of the leading African energy companies. Mr and Mrs Prest lived a luxurious lifestyle during their 15 year marriage....
Private Wealth
Post on 14 Aug 2013
£1.4 million for relief road for housing development in Cullompton… Property owners to be more involved in regeneration of towns… Consent for world's largest offshore wind farm… Government authorises Hazardous waste facility… First deal under Government  Build to Rent scheme… £220 million boost for...
Real Estate
Post on 25 Jul 2013
I attended this conference last month in London.  There were a number of impressive speakers, including Des Hudson of the Law Society, Anthony Townsend of the SRA and a team of financial speakers.  Interesting points raised were: Des Hudson: He thinks the ban on referral fees will be ineffective.  ...
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Post on 23 Jul 2013
A seat in the Employment department of any law firm is one that is notoriously fought over by many a trainee solicitor. I would say it’s very easy to see why. I have to admit that, for me, employment law was a love even before I joined the Michelmores’ Employment team as a trainee in September 2012...
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