The Corridor Tax? Problems in the World of Business Rates Assessment

12th October 2017

Do I really need to read an article about business rates? Well possibly. Read on. Does your business occupy two or more rooms or floors of a building where those rooms/floors are separated by common areas (hallways, staircases, lifts)? No? … Continue reading


Compliance with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – Commercial landlords, it’s time to review your property portfolio

20th September 2017

In January 2017 we reported on the new Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, known in the property industry as Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). The regulations will be coming into force from 1 April 2018 … Continue reading


Boundary and Rights of Way Disputes – A Better Way To Resolve Them

20th September 2017

Without attracting much attention, a new piece of legislation that will improve the way in which we resolve boundary disputes is making its way through Parliament. The Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill looks set to come into force in … Continue reading


Fig Cafe, Truro

31st July 2017

“Thank you for everything, you made it all so simple this time around.”  


Two Cornish creative agencies have joined forces in order to grow business on a national and international scale

25th July 2017

Leap, based in St Austell, and Truro-based MPAD will collaborate on projects in the charity, health, education and sustainability sectors. The alliance was forged by Leap creative director, Matt Hocking, and MPAD counterpart, Mark Picken. Hocking, said: “Mark and I … Continue reading


A Side Letter to a Lease; a valuable accessory for Vivienne Westwood

3rd July 2017

When negotiating a lease, a landlord may agree to certain concessions to attract and secure a desirable tenant.  The agreement is often personal between the landlord and tenant, and documented by way of confidential side letter.  In the recent case … Continue reading


The dangers of agreeing to agree

22nd June 2017

The feeling is a familiar one during many drawn out contract negotiations: time is marching on, both sides just want to finish the process but the important logistical details are just not being agreed upon. The temptation to leave various … Continue reading


Tamsin Mann joins law firm Murrell Associates Limited!

16th June 2017

Solicitor Tamsin Mann has joined the property team at the Truro office of commercial law practice, Murrell Associates. Previously at Coodes in Falmouth, Tamsin has a good background in commercial property; with particular expertise in the field of charity law. … Continue reading


Hugh Murrell

7th December 2015

Hugh is the Senior Partner at Murrell Associates.   Hugh has over 27 years of experience advising businesses in the South West and beyond on a variety of legal issues including equity funding, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and shareholder and … Continue reading


Recruitment and Retention in Smaller Firms

22nd May 2017

With smaller recruitment budgets and smaller budgets for staff extras, there’s no doubt that smaller firms like Murrell Associates can’t compete on salaries or financial rewards with large firms. We are a specialist corporate and property firm with 11 fee-earners … Continue reading