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More Than Law - The Forsters Podcast
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Fire Safety and Cladding | Andrew Parker, Dan Cudlipp, Sarah Heatley
Podcast host, Miri Stickland, talks to Construction partner Andrew Parker, associate Dan Cudlipp and Property Litigation associate Sarah Heatley, about the findings and recommendations so far from the ongoing Grenfell inquiry, new legislation coming forward in the form of the Building Safety Bill, practical issues being encountered on sales and refinancings of high-rise residential units and what options may be available to cover the costs of any remediation works required. “Phase 2 of the Grenfell Inquiry is going to be particularly important for the construction industry by shining a light on how materials are tested, what design choices should be made and identifying where there are flaws in the current regulations.” “The Building Safety Bill will be a significant piece of statutory reform, with the current legislation no longer fit for purpose, especially in respect of residential occupants. Leaseholders and occupants of residential blocks are the primary focus of the Bill, which introduces the new role of an Accountable Person, clarifies that cladding and wall systems do form part of the common parts of the building and introduces a new category of service charge with the concept of building safety charges. Overall, the Bill makes it much clearer as to what owners need to do to keep residents safe and easier for occupiers to compel owners to investigate and fix cladding.” “Sometimes there is no obvious recourse for cost recovery from third parties and there are areas which the Government funding doesn’t cover, for example, where a waking watch is required to be put in place to ensure residents’ safety. Building owners will need to think carefully about whether these costs are recoverable from leaseholders and be mindful of the residential service charge consultation requirements.”
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Planning Reforms | Victoria Du Croz, Laura Parrish
Podcast host, Miri Stickland, is joined by Head of Planning, Partner Victoria Du Croz, and senior associate, Laura Parrish, to discuss the impact of recent changes to the Use Classes Order and Permitted Development Rights as well as further planning reforms which are still to come. “Some clients are really happy with the increased flexibility the new Use Class E offers in terms of how they can use their space. Other landlord clients have been concerned that tenants are able to change the use of their properties without the need for formal planning permission or prior approval from the planning authority. For example, there is now far less control over change of use from retail to restaurant use, which we anticipate could lead to a rise in nuisance claims.” “One of the key industry concerns in respect of the new Permitted Development Rights is that it will allow housing to be brought forward without mitigation of the impact of the change of use of those buildings. Local Authorities will be very limited in respect of the conditions that they can require, in particular in terms of not being able to impose affordable housing quotas, section 106 or CIL payments.”
21 minutes | 8 months ago
Wrenbridge | Jeff Wilson and Victoria Towers
Podcast host Miri Stickland is joined in our latest podcast by Jeff Wilson, Director at property investment and development company Wrenbridge, and Commercial Real Estate partner Vicki Towers to talk about the evolution of Wrenbridge’s business and how their schemes are designed with the logistics occupiers of the future in mind.
13 minutes | 8 months ago
The logistics sector from a contractor’s perspective | Eddie McGillycuddy, Chris Gleave
In our latest podcast, host Miri Stickland is joined by Glencar Construction’s Managing Director, Eddie McGillycuddy and Director Chris Gleave, alongside Construction Partner Emily Holdstock, to talk through the current logistics market, some of the key challenges faced by contractors and the impact of tenants’ increasingly sophisticated technology requirements on the build process.
16 minutes | 9 months ago
COVID-19 and Real Estate | Magnus Hassett, Ben Barrison, Emily Holdstock
Podcast host, Knowledge Development Lawyer Miri Stickland, is joined by a trio of partners, Magnus Hassett from Commercial Real Estate, Ben Barrison from Property Litigation and Emily Holdstock from our Construction team, to discuss some of the issues we have seen affecting the real estate market as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Telecoms | Anna Mullins and Louise Irvine
Prior to lockdown, podcast host Miri Stickland chatted to fellow Knowledge Development Lawyer, Louise Irvine and Senior Associate, Anna Mullins about the impact in practice of the controversial Electronic Communications Code.
22 minutes | 10 months ago
Residential SDLT | Oliver Claridge, Georgina Haddon
Podcast host, Miri Stickland, chats to Oliver Claridge from Forsters’ tax group and Georgina Haddon from the residential property team about the impact of recent changes to the already complex residential SDLT regime and their top tips for overseas buyers.
31 minutes | a year ago
Corporate Occupiers | Glenn Dunn
Miri Stickland talks to Glenn Dunn, head of Forsters’ corporate occupiers sector group, about the current central London office market, key considerations when planning an office relocation and the recent move to agile working for the Forsters’ Commercial Real Estate team in our new offices at Berkeley Square House.
14 minutes | a year ago
Graduate Recruitment Applications | Victoria Towers, Holly Meldrum
Summary: With applications for 2020 vacation schemes and 2022 training contracts now open, Graduate Recruitment partner Victoria Towers and Graduate Recruitment co-ordinator Holly Meldrum join podcast host Miri Stickland to talk through some of the questions they get asked most frequently by potential candidates.
27 minutes | a year ago
Trainees and their Supervisors | Emily Holdstock, Tamsin Collingridge
Senior Associate, Emily Holdstock, and first year Trainee, Tamsin Collingridge, talk to Miri Stickland about the “special relationship” between trainees and their supervisors, including the value that supervisors can bring in mentoring trainees, the feedback and review process and the attributes that are highly valued in Forsters' trainees.
24 minutes | a year ago
The London Residential Property Market | Helen Marsh, Georgina Haddon
What does the prime residential property market in London look like at the moment? Residential Property partner Helen Marsh and associate Georgina Haddon join podcast host Miri Stickland to discuss the level of activity they are seeing, drivers for overseas investment into London and challenges affecting the market, including the proposed leasehold reforms.
25 minutes | a year ago
Cladding | Andrew Parker, Dan Cudlipp
Construction partner Andrew Parker and associate Dan Cudlipp talk to podcast host Miri Stickland about the impact of recent regulatory changes to the use of cladding on high rise buildings and who is responsible for the cost of replacing existing combustible cladding.
18 minutes | a year ago
Shared Parental Leave | Joe Beeston, Anthony Goodmaker
Employment Senior Associate, Joe Beeston, talks to podcast host Miri Stickland about statutory Shared Parental Leave rights, with Commercial Real Estate Senior Associate, Anthony Goodmaker, sharing his recent personal experiences of taking Shared Parental Leave.
30 minutes | a year ago
Central London Restaurant Market | Emma Flather, Jade Capper
Emma Flather, partner in the restaurant and leisure agency team at Hanover Green Retail and Forsters’ Senior Associate, Jade Capper, join podcast host Miri Stickland to talk about the central London restaurant market, challenges for landlords and tenants in the sector and some particular quirks of restaurant lettings.
22 minutes | a year ago
Life as a trainee at Forsters | Helen Marsh, Anastasia Pejacsevich
Partner and training principal, Helen Marsh, and second year trainee Anastasia Pejacsevich join Miri Stickland to talk about life as a trainee at Forsters, including the type of support and training our trainees can expect to receive throughout their training contracts, adapting to life as a trainee and the process on qualification.
17 minutes | a year ago
Dealing with squatters | Ben Barrison, Dean Monk
Property Litigation partner, Ben Barrison, and senior associate, Dean Monk, talk to podcast host Miri Stickland about how to deal practically with squatters in commercial premises, which properties might be particularly vulnerable and the steps you need to go through to get them out.
22 minutes | 2 years ago
Well Building Standard | Victoria Towers, Ann Marie Aguilar
Ann Marie Aguilar, Director of Operations in Europe at the International WELL Building Institute, talks to Miri Stickland and Victoria Towers about the benefits of the WELL Building Standard, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact human health and wellbeing. #WELLBuildingStandard #WELLinUK #WeAreWELL
22 minutes | 2 years ago
Urban Development - Part 2 | Katherine Ekers and Matt Evans
In the second part of our podcast on common issues with urban developments, Katherine Ekers (partner in the Commercial Real Estate team) and Matt Evans (Senior Associate in Forsters’ planning team) provide further insight on issues which are commonly encountered with redevelopment schemes in London, rights of light, other third party rights and planning pre-commencement conditions. They also round up with their key take-aways on the topic.
16 minutes | 2 years ago
PedElle 2019 - Siena to Rome | Victoria Towers and Helen Marsh
Commercial Real Estate partner Victoria Towers and Residential partner Helen Marsh have completed a three day 400km cycle ride which raised £50,000 for charity Coram. The annual event called PedElle, organised by Club Peloton and sponsored by Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets, brings together women in the property industry for the networking ride.
21 minutes | 2 years ago
Urban Development - Part 1 | Katherine Ekers and Matt Evans
Katherine Ekers (partner in the Commercial Real Estate team) and Matt Evans (Senior Associate in Forsters’ planning team) discuss common issues arising on urban development schemes. Part 1 looks at strategies for gaining vacant possession of the redevelopment site and how to approach the process for obtaining planning consent.
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