Machins Solicitors has achieved seven practice area recommendations in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK including one Top Tier ranking in the area of family law for the third year running. Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes corporate and commercial, employment and family as well as dispute resolution,
Graham is a solicitor in the Commercial Property team, dealing mainly with landlord and tenant matters but also sales and purchases and conveyancing.
Graham has particular experience in telecoms matters, having acted on projects for a major communications infrastructure provider at a previous firm.
Specialist practice areas
- Buying and selling commercial properties
- Conditional contracts, option and overage agreements
- Residential estate development
- Buying and selling houses and flats
- Commercial and residential lease drafting
- Mortgages and Remortgages
- Tenancy agreements
Latest news by Graham Jones
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a commercial tenant had correctly exercised a break clause in its lease despite having left the premises “dysfunctional and unoccupiable”. The break clause provided that the tenant could terminate the lease if it gave “vacant possession of the Premises to the Landlord” on the relevant break date. The
The Court of Appeal has ruled that an ‘irrational’ clause in a lease that led to exponential growth in rent increases was an error and should be corrected. The case involved Monsolar IQ Ltd and Woden Park Ltd. Monsolar agreed a 25.5-year lease to create a solar farm on land owned by Woden. The lease
A commercial landlord has won a dispute over unpaid rent of more than £166,000 despite the tenant citing Covid-19 as the reason for its failure to pay. The case involved Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH and TFS Stores Ltd. Commerz was the leasehold owner of the Westfield Shopping Centre. TFS was the tenant of one of
The government has extended the ban on evicting commercial tenants until 30 June. The move is designed to help those worst affected by the pandemic, such as bars and restaurants, get back to business when doors fully reopen for hospitality no earlier than 17 May. Residential tenants will also be supported as the ban on