2015

25 November 2015

Sale of retail portfolio managed by Rockspring

Forsters has advised Retail Plus Property Trust, a Jersey Unit Trust managed by Rockspring Property Investment Managers, on the property aspects of the sale of a portfolio of high street investment properties.

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10 November 2015

Looking for something a little different?

As the Rugby World Cup ends, our 2015/16 graduate recruitment campaign begins! It kicks off this month with applications opening for the 2016 summer vacation scheme and our training contracts commencing in September 2018.

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14 October 2015

Three lettings completed at 55 King William Street

Forsters has recently completed three leases of newly refurbished offices at 55 King William Street, EC4.

Located at the junction of Gracechurch Street, Cannon Street and Eastcheap, the office building is situated in the heart of the City of London’s financial and insurance districts.

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21 September 2015

LXB reshapes Greenwich assets

Longstanding client LXB Retail Properties Plc ("LXB") has announced news of various transactions relating to its real estate interests in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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11 August 2015

Practical not romantic, the pre-nuptial

Recent cases have shown the courts increasingly prepared to uphold pre-nuptial agreements unless it is clear that the arrangements agreed do not meet the financial needs of one party or the other. Forsters' Family team bring extensive experience, knowledge and understanding to the crafting and negotiation of pre-nuptial agreements which address the unique requirements of every case in a way that is sensitive to the practical and emotional issues involved.

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4 August 2015

Forsters advise on sale of two significant regional business parks

Forsters has advised warehouse and business space sector leaders Canmoor in relation to the disposal of two significant regional business parks in Leeds and Birmingham.

Lawnswood Business Park in Leeds has been sold to Centurion Capital Partners, a joint venture between Centurion Properties and ICG-Longbow, for £17.25 million.

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22 June 2015

Worth noticing

Magnus Hassett discusses the importance of clarity and attention to detail, both in terms of complying with regulations and when writing notices and contracts.

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19 May 2015

Forsters advise on Alphabeta and London Wall lettings

Forsters has advised longstanding client professional information solutions provider, Reed Elsevier Group plc, recently renamed RELX Group.

Forsters provided advice in relation to two recent City of London lettings to accommodate its business growth.

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13 May 2015

Forsters advise on Business Park sale

Forsters has acted on behalf of British Airways Pension Fund in relation to the sale of Langley Business Park in Slough to a pension fund managed by Standard Life Investments.

The multi-let business park, which comprises 9 units providing in excess of 89,000 sq ft of floor space, was sold for £16.5 million.

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27 April 2015

Investing in Forsters

Our new website is one of a series of investments we are making at Forsters during a period of rapid growth for the firm. Other investments include the refurbishment of the firm's Mayfair office buildings, a 30% expansion in office space and a 20% increase in headcount over the last twelve months.

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1 April 2015

Forsters promotes Helen Marsh to partner

Leading real estate law firm Forsters, is pleased to announce the promotion of residential property expert, Helen Marsh to partner.

Helen joined the Forsters residential team in 2014, having previously been at Farrer & Co. She has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of residential property including development, conveyancing and secured lending.

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23 March 2015

BA Pension Fund acquires Chapel Quarter in Nottingham

Forsters has advised longstanding client, British Airways Pension Fund, in relation to the acquisition of Nottingham's landmark leisure and office complex, the Chapel Quarter. In one of the largest recent commercial property transactions in the city, the 145,000 sq ft complex was acquired for a purchase price in the region of £25 million.

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17 March 2015

Forsters advises on forward-funding of further student development

Forsters has advised a pension fund managed by LaSalle Investment Management (LIM) in relation to the forward funding of a student accommodation scheme in the Eastside Locks area of Birmingham for a price in excess of £43 million.

The canal side development will form part of Birmingham's new learning quarter on the former Birmingham Post site.

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11 March 2015

The high cost of divorce…20 years on

The importance of dealing with financial matters in a timely manner for divorcing couples has been reinforced by the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling. Five Supreme Court judges have unanimously ruled that an ex wife, Kathleen Wyatt, is entitled to make a financial claim against her millionaire ex husband, Dale Vince, despite their divorce 20 years ago….

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15 January 2015

Forsters advise Rockspring on regional shopping centre acquisition

Forsters has acted on behalf of Rockspring Hanover Unit Trust on the acquisition of Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple, Devon from British Land.

The transaction was structured as the acquisition of the units in a Jersey Property Unit Trust (JPUT) together with the acquisition of the shares in the trustee companies for a purchase price of £36.1 million.

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"They are very competent and very experienced contentious trusts solicitors, with a number of partners who are experienced in this field. They take a sensible approach to litigation."
Chambers UK, 2017
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