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Commercial landlords – Rent or possession?
Commercial landlords – Rent or possession?

It has been a tough year for the retail sector this year, with many retail tenants falling into arrears. When managing their portfolios, commercial landlords need to consider their remedies in such...

Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!
Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!

The Tenant Fee Bill (“the Bill”), originally published in November 2017, has undergone the committee stage of pre-legislative scrutiny with no amendments. The Bill will now head to...

The dreaded Deregulation Act 2015
The dreaded Deregulation Act 2015

By now most landlords are au fait with the Deregulation Act 2015 (“the Act”) which came into force on 1 October 2015. The Act prevents landlords serving a section 21 Notice for eviction...

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!
Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy!

Landlords beware – serve the required documents at the beginning of a tenancy! Most landlords are now fairly comfortable with the Deregulation Act and the rules it imposes such as,...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Back to school…literallyI was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school this week, to speak with pupils at their careers evening and I wanted to elaborate on my 5 top tips for aspiring...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Awards evening Pardoes run awards evenings in which different categories of employee are recognised such as employee of the year and innovator of the year. I am very lucky to work at a firm that...

The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 1
The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 1

The childhood maxim of “do not judge a book by its cover” rings true far into adulthood. When I first took the role at Pardoes I was warned by my new boss that she can be difficult but...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Picture DayOne of the worse things about becoming a grown up and adulting is having to have your picture taken for the website. When I first joined the firm, the photo style was a simple white...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Tackling the Court Going to Court is probably the reason 90% of people actually want to become lawyers in the first place. Harvey Specter makes walking into Court and “sticking it to the...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Making it rain (part 2) As promised, here are some more tips on becoming a Harvey Specter level closer and making it rain:- 4. Try and get hold of the attendee list beforehand. Most organisers...