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London: Real estate

Commercial property: corporate occupiers
Commercial property: corporate occupiers - ranked: tier 3

Glovers Solicitors LLP

The team at¬†Glovers Solicitors LLP¬†consists of ‚Äėspecialists in restaurant and retail property‚Äô and counts pubs, bars, cinemas and theatres among its client base, in addition to high-end fashion brands and grab-and-go food offerings.¬†Corporate occupier matters are also a strength.¬†Philip Mundy¬†heads the retail offering and advises clients from across Europe on their UK commercial property requirements while¬†John Barber¬†represents several high-profile names in the restaurant sector.¬†Paul Jagger, a licensing expert, was recently promoted to the partnership.

Testimonials

‘Glovers is a first class firm for restaurant operators - they are extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled. The whole team deal with all matters in an exceptionally professional, efficient and friendly matter.’

‘John Barber is extremely knowledgeable - he deals with matters promptly, diligently and is able to explain complex legal points in a straightforward manner.’

‘Paul Jagger is not only highly competent but responds immediately to requests.’

‘Philip Shotter and Paul Jagger provide a standout licensing team at this boutique firm. Their strength is a thorough knowledge of licensing law combined withe ability to deal with the whole range of legal problems that often accompany a licensing application.’

‘Philip Shotter and his team offer more than traditional conveyancing solicitors. His is an entirely joined up approach that includes liaising with designers, planners, and commercial agents. They manage the whole process with amazing expertise and insight.’

‘Philip Shotter is always available, provides excellent advice, and works tirelessly to improve his clients position. This is aligned with a commercial intelligence that ensures deals conclude expediently.’

‘Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.  Specialists in their chosen sectors.’

‘Approachable people with great interpersonal skills, tactical awareness and the required technical knowledge.  Edward Vaughan is a first class litigator.’

‘They stand out because their knowledge of the sector and operational understanding’.

‘The team are absolutely incredible, they have deal with queries with the utmost respect, appreciation and total dedication.’

‘Excellent knowledge and expertise in a unique sector of work - a solid group of top quality solicitors, who are prepared to stand their ground and negotiate firmly. The team is commercially minded and always go the extra mile to help and are keen to build a long term a relationship.’

‘Philip Shotter and Paul Jagger are an outstanding team’.

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Commercial property: hotels and leisure
Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 3

Glovers Solicitors LLP

The team at¬†Glovers Solicitors LLP¬†consists of ‚Äėspecialists in restaurant and retail property‚Äô and counts pubs, bars, cinemas and theatres among its client base, in addition to high-end fashion brands and grab-and-go food offerings.¬†Corporate occupier matters are also a strength.¬†Philip Mundy¬†heads the retail offering and advises clients from across Europe on their UK commercial property requirements while¬†John Barber¬†represents several high-profile names in the restaurant sector.¬†Paul Jagger, a licensing expert, was recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):John Barber;

Other key lawyers:Philip Shotter; Paul Jagger;

Testimonials

‘Glovers is a first class firm for restaurant operators - they are extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled. The whole team deal with all matters in an exceptionally professional, efficient and friendly matter.’

‘John Barber is extremely knowledgeable - he deals with matters promptly, diligently and is able to explain complex legal points in a straightforward manner.’

‘Paul Jagger is not only highly competent but responds immediately to requests.’

‘Philip Shotter and Paul Jagger provide a standout licensing team at this boutique firm. Their strength is a thorough knowledge of licensing law combined withe ability to deal with the whole range of legal problems that often accompany a licensing application.’

‘Philip Shotter and his team offer more than traditional conveyancing solicitors. His is an entirely joined up approach that includes liaising with designers, planners, and commercial agents. They manage the whole process with amazing expertise and insight.’

‘Philip Shotter is always available, provides excellent advice, and works tirelessly to improve his clients position. This is aligned with a commercial intelligence that ensures deals conclude expediently.’

‘Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.  Specialists in their chosen sectors.’

‘Approachable people with great interpersonal skills, tactical awareness and the required technical knowledge.  Edward Vaughan is a first class litigator.’

‘They stand out because their knowledge of the sector and operational understanding’.

‘The team are absolutely incredible, they have deal with queries with the utmost respect, appreciation and total dedication.’

‘Excellent knowledge and expertise in a unique sector of work - a solid group of top quality solicitors, who are prepared to stand their ground and negotiate firmly. The team is commercially minded and always go the extra mile to help and are keen to build a long term a relationship.’

‘Philip Shotter and Paul Jagger are an outstanding team’.

Key Clients

Azzurri Restaurants Limited (Zizzi, Ask, Coca di Mama)

BDL Restaurants Limited (Bocca di Lupo, Plaquemine Lock)

Bricks and Fuel Limited

Cabana Restaurants Limited (Cabana)

Chinese Food Company Limited

Deep Blue Restaurants Limited

Dishoom Limited

Everyman Media Limited

Fatto A Mano Central Limited

Flat Iron Steak Limited

Gourmet Burger Kitchen Limited (GBK)

Hache Limited

Hop Vietnamese Limited

Hush Brasseries Limited (Hush Mayfair)

Made of Dough Limited

McMullen and Sons Limited

Nando’s Chickenland Limited (Nando’s)

Ned’s Noodle Box (Holdings) Limited

Perilla Dining Limited

PizzaExpress (Restaurants) Limited

Prezzo Limited

Richoux Group Limited

Tarts Kitchen Limited

Thinktank (Streatham Space Project)

The Good Egg Restaurants Limited

The Vurger Co Ltd

Wagamama Limited

Wahaca Restaurants Limited

Vision Team Limited

ZLC London Limited (The Palomar and The Barbary)

Zandi Enterprises Limited (Zuaya)

Work highlights

  • Represented Azzurri on the assignment of the lease of 313, Westfield Stratford City.
  • Represented Nando’s on the letting of 71 New Street, Birmingham.

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Commercial property: retail
Commercial property: retail - ranked: tier 4

Glovers Solicitors LLP

The team at¬†Glovers Solicitors LLP¬†consists of ‚Äėspecialists in restaurant and retail property‚Äô and counts pubs, bars, cinemas and theatres among its client base, in addition to high-end fashion brands and grab-and-go food offerings.¬†Corporate occupier matters are also a strength.¬†Philip Mundy¬†heads the retail offering and advises clients from across Europe on their UK commercial property requirements while¬†John Barber¬†represents several high-profile names in the restaurant sector.¬†Paul Jagger, a licensing expert, was recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):Philip Mundy

Testimonials

‘Glovers is a first class firm for restaurant operators - they are extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled. The whole team deal with all matters in an exceptionally professional, efficient and friendly matter.’

‘John Barber is extremely knowledgeable - he deals with matters promptly, diligently and is able to explain complex legal points in a straightforward manner.’

‘Paul Jagger is not only highly competent but responds immediately to requests.’

‘Philip Shotter and Paul Jagger provide a standout licensing team at this boutique firm. Their strength is a thorough knowledge of licensing law combined withe ability to deal with the whole range of legal problems that often accompany a licensing application.’

‘Philip Shotter and his team offer more than traditional conveyancing solicitors. His is an entirely joined up approach that includes liaising with designers, planners, and commercial agents. They manage the whole process with amazing expertise and insight.’

‘Philip Shotter is always available, provides excellent advice, and works tirelessly to improve his clients position. This is aligned with a commercial intelligence that ensures deals conclude expediently.’

‘Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.  Specialists in their chosen sectors.’

‘Approachable people with great interpersonal skills, tactical awareness and the required technical knowledge.  Edward Vaughan is a first class litigator.’

‘They stand out because their knowledge of the sector and operational understanding’.

‘The team are absolutely incredible, they have deal with queries with the utmost respect, appreciation and total dedication.’

‘Excellent knowledge and expertise in a unique sector of work - a solid group of top quality solicitors, who are prepared to stand their ground and negotiate firmly. The team is commercially minded and always go the extra mile to help and are keen to build a long term a relationship.’

‘Philip Shotter and Paul Jagger are an outstanding team’.

Key Clients

Jack Wolfskin UK Ltd

Agnes B UK Limited

World Wide Shoes LLP (trading as Malone Souliers)

Giuseppe Zanotti UK Ltd

Donald Byford & Sons Limited

Goldcrest Catering Limited (t/a Bayley & Sage)

CDM Trading Limited (t/a Coco di Mama)

Olivia von Halle Ltd

Desmond & Dempsey Ltd

Arlettie Paris

Hop Vietnamese Limited

Uhouzz Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for Desmond & Dempsey Ltd on the new letting of a retail unit in Central London.
  • Acting for new client Hop Vietnamese in relation to their flagship unit in the City of London.

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 7

Glovers Solicitors LLP

Glovers Solicitors LLP's predominantly lender-side practice acts for a number of merchant and specialist banks and property finance businesses. The team specialises in residential development finance and residential and commercial investment loans, and regularly advises on matters involving substantial real estate portfolios. Darran Smith, who is active in complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions, leads the team.

Practice head(s):Darran Smith

Other key lawyers:Liza Lam-Kee; Philip Mundy

Key Clients

ABN Amro Channel Islands

Close Brothers

Hampshire Trust Bank plc

Heritable Development Finance

Investec Bank plc

Royal Bank of Canada Trustees

Strata Residential Finance plc

United Trust Bank

Lendinvest

Shawbrook Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising Close Brothers Property Finance on a senior loan facility provided to Kitchcap (Abbey) to refinance a portfolio of commercial properties and finance the acquisition of several new properties.
  • Advising Heritable Development Finance on a development loan for the construction of 15 houses.
  • Advising Hampshire Trust Bank plc on a development finance loan to fund the development of a former hospital building into residential properties.  
  • Advising Shawbrook Bank on a development loan.
  • Advising Hampshire Trust Bank plc on a loan secured over a portfolio of commercial properties.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Glovers Solicitors LLP

The 'highly focused and knowledgeable' team at Glovers Solicitors LLP led by the 'very experienced' Edward Vaughan puts its emphasis on commercial property work while also handling matters in the residential property sphere; instructions from both sectors routinely feature insolvency and property finance elements. Its clients are typically drawn from the restaurant, hospitality and leisure industries but its roster also includes administrators and lenders.

Practice head(s):Edward Vaughan

Other key lawyers:Kenny Friday

Testimonials

'Kenny Friday gets good results, manages clients well and is technically excellent.'

'They work closely together to ensure continuity of services across cases when one or the other is committed elsewhere.'

Key Clients

Azzurri Restaurants

Prezzo

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Wagamama

Investec Bank

Hampshire Trust Bank

Close Brothers

ABN Amro (Channel Islands)

Strata Residential Finance

Derbyshire Home Loans

The Mortgage Works (UK)

Tompkins Barron Developments

Groveland Pub and Restaurant

Richoux Group

Work highlights

  • The team continues to provide ongoing property litigation advice to leading names in the UK casual dining sector, including Azzurri Restaurants, Prezzo, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Nando’s Chickenland and Richoux Group. Recently, the team advised these clients on a various property matters affecting their respective estates, including dilapidation and disrepair disputes, boundary matters, breach of covenants, arrears recoveries, forfeitures, lease renewals and disputed rent reviews.
  • Advising various restaurant clients, including Azzurri Restaurants, on the implications and consequences of the insolvency of sub-tenants or assignees.
  • Assisted Groveland Pub and Restaurant with its defence against repeated attempts by its pubco landlord to forfeit its lease.
  • The team continues to assist various landlord clients (including receivers who have been appointed over properties) with enforcement actions against tenants, who are unlawfully sub-letting premises through short-term websites such as Air BnB.

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