News and Events

Squatters Target Commercial Buildings

Squatters are now targeting commercial buildings following the recent legislative changes that have criminalised the squatting of residential property. Our property litigation team were recently asked for comment by the Financial Times. Please contact partner Shams Rahman for more information.

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Mindfulness At Work Workshops

Bishop & Sewell LLP are proud to host the Mindfulness at Work training programme which is an innovative and effective 4 week training programme helping employees to achieve their potential. The program runs for 4 weeks starting on Thursdays from 15th November, 5pm for a 5:30pm start. Click here, for more details. If you are… Read more »

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ALEP Autumn Conference

Mark Chick recently spoke at ALEP Autumn conference (2nd October) at the IET, Savoy Place, London, to over 200 professional delegates on the ‘future of leasehold reform’ in a joint presentation with Evelyn Levisohn of valuers Myleasehold. The conference was attended by (among others) Sir Peter Bottomley and Lucian Cook of Savills and Elodie Gibbons of Tanfield Chambers were guest speakers.

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Wills & Probate News

The autumn edition of Private Life magazine published by Arbuthnot Latham Private Bankers includes an article written by Gina Fairfax discussing the pitfalls and process needed to pass a Will successfully through probate. Click here, for more details. In the event that you require any further information on any of the topics raised in this… Read more »

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Basements: Permitted Development?

The government has recently announced proposals for a temporary three year increase in permitted development rights to enable larger extensions to homes. What does this mean in practice for people considering or opposing a basement development? The General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) permits extension to existing properties within certain levels. It is commonly accepted, although… Read more »

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Consultant Opportunities

As we continue to grow our business we are particularly keen to hear from senior fee earners with a following who are looking for an excellent platform from which to service their existing client needs, or who may want the opportunity to refer or work syngergistically with a dynamic Central London Law Firm. We are… Read more »

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Leasehold Reform / Landlord & Tenant Solicitors

Leasehold Reform / Landlord & Tenant Solicitor(s) 0-3 years PQE. The landlord and tenant team at Bishop & Sewell LLP are looking to recruit up to two solicitors with 0-3 years’ experience to join the expanding Leasehold Reform and Landlord & Tenant teams led by Mark Chick. We would also be interested to hear from… Read more »

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Mark Chick Comments On ‘Right To Manage’

The summer edition of the Flat Living magazine takes a look at property management issues and the right to manage. There is a handy guide to this process in their supplement and Mark Chick comments on some of the practicalities and sets out a few key pointers on road successfully exercising the right to manage… Read more »

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Basements: One Storey Or More?

Residential owners may be familiar with their neighbours developing their properties and may even have come across the Party Wall Act which governs development close to or involving neighbouring properties. In the main this has concerned extensions to current properties on the surface; however, there is an increasing trend towards development below ground. For some… Read more »

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