Any legal case requires skilled negotiation backed by an understanding of the fundamental commercial principles that are important to the process.
For us that means sitting down with our client at an early stage to assess risk and map out likely outcomes, recommending and managing strategic partners and ensuring the lines of communication are always open.
Our skills and experience have been tested by high profile disputes arising from the city's regeneration, and over the past seven years our case load has grown from a focus on property transactions and disputes to a more diverse legal offer.
We have built good relationships with strategic partners so that, if necessary, we can deliver projects in partnership with others no matter the size of the transaction or case and the clients who choose to instruct us.
At Rees-Roberts commercial property is our core focus and the department is headed by Phil Rees-Roberts.
We have the expertise and specialist knowledge to deliver comprehensive, project managed solutions in all areas of commercial property.
Commercial property is one of the most diverse areas of property law. Any transaction requires skills and expertise in commercial negotiation backed by an understanding of the law and commercial principals that are fundamentally important to the deal.
The residential property market is changing and, as a result, more clients are looking for an approachable, personal service that supports and keeps them informed throughout the purchase or sale of their property.
That's why at Rees-Roberts we believe in building strong relationships with our clients. This means being available when you need us, identifying and communicating arising issues clearly and ultimately making sure your move happens on time.
Up to date information, advice and guidance is available at all times and we implement the latest in online search and data technology to speed up the process.
Property Disputes & Compulsory Purchase
Liverpool has seen a raft of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) over the last few years, while the city's regeneration moved at great pace. We have advised clients on a variety of these including Liverpool One, the Lime Street Gateway, Edge Lane and Bootle.
Over time this has helped us to build up close links with key public sector bodies, including the Home and Communities Agency (HCA), formerly English Partnerships and local authorities.
We also advise on landlord and tenant disputes, planning and land law issues in relation to developments including easements and restrictions controlling specific uses.
The business world is becoming an increasingly litigious environment.
When dealing with a dispute it is important to have a targeted approach. Our litigation team is results driven and has the skills and expertise necessary to reach your desired outcome, based on the timescales you specify and the fee budget you have.
We will work closely with you to identify the best course of action to solve your dispute - if negotiation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or mediation is likely to be the more cost effective option we will advise this over full legal proceedings.
Whilst businesses wish to avoid incurring uneccessary legal costs when setting up new ventures, our approach is that all agreements must be properly thought through and documented before all parties are legally and financially committed.
This discussion in a formal legal context enables the parties to consider potential outcomes, for example, what will happen to the shares of outgoing shareholders (wishing to sell, retire, ceasing to be a director or an employee) and how this affects the existing shareholders.
In our experience new ventures have a better chance of succeeding (and avoiding disputes) as a result of following this due diligence through legal hands. This is the case even where the parties are existing partners or connected through other businesses.
Businesses need to keep up to date with their rights and obligations to avoid uncertainty and promote agreement. Where dispute cannot be avoided or redundancy or termination is unavoidable then we can advise employers on how to proceed to protect their interests.
This is necessary and cost effective during a period of increasingly difficult economic and trading conditions for businesses. We advise on rights and commpensation issues for employers.
While property has been the core focus in the practice for many years, our integrity and attention to detail means that clients often instruct us to advise on and manage their personal matters alongside their commercial interests.
We are fully equipped to handle a wide range of private client services, including: Wills; Probate including disputes; Tax Planning; Inheritance Tax (IHT); Pensions; Trusts; Gifts and Conveyancing.