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Forfeiting a lease on a commercial property

Forfeiture is a way for a landlord to bring a lease to an end, where the tenant is behind with the rent or not complying with other obligations. It is particularly useful in relation to commercial property, where landlords rely on their tenants to pay the rent and maintain the property. According to Simon Marciniak,…

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Amanda Dench chairs session at International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice conference

On 3rd July 2019, hundreds of delegates descended on the doors of the University of Westminster in London for the start of the prestigious three-day International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice conference.  Amanda Dench, joint head of family law and founding partner at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London, and her assistant Paige…

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Community care and moving on after mental health problems

Feeling good in your own home is an important element of anyone’s wellbeing, and this is particularly important when recovering from a mental health condition. Andrew Bowmer and Jasper Blumenthal from our community care team recently helped a lady to obtain suitable accommodation to enable her to lead a more independent life after more than…

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Commercial landlords – have you put minimum energy efficiency standards in place?

Landlords of privately rented residential and commercial properties should by now have taken action to comply with the government’s minimum energy efficiency standards, known as ‘MEES’.  The new standards became law on 1 April 2018 and were introduced by the governments as part of its carbon reduction strategy. It has since been illegal to grant…

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Why more couples are in need of a pre-civil partnership agreement

With civil partnerships being more popular than ever according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, Michelle Uppal, family lawyer at Miles & Partners Solicitors in London explains how same sex couples can safeguard their future with a little help from their legal friends.  ‘It is interesting that so many same sex…

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Congratulations to Andrew Bowmer on Accredited Legal Representative status in the Court of Protection

Andrew Bowmer, mental capacity law and community care solicitor at Miles & Partners Solicitors, has been appointed as an Accredited Legal Representative in the Court of  Protection by the Law Society of England and Wales as part of its Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.  This appointment highlights Andrew’s high professional and ethical standards in the…

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