The distinction between a lease and a license

3rd February 2020

Thousands of tourists visit Cornwall and the South West each year, thanks in part to the region’s reputation for wonderful food and drink. Renowned for its Cornish cream tea, hearty pasties, fresh fish and locally reared meat; the region has … Continue reading

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The Cornish Pasty Problem – protecting the Cornish pasty post Brexit

30th January 2020

The much-loved Cornish pasty was given ‘protected status’, or to use their snappy technical phrase ‘protected geographical indication status’, by the European Union in 2011. But the big question for Cornish pasty makers as we leave the EU at the … Continue reading

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Commercial Property in 2020

22nd January 2020

2019 was a mixed year for commercial property with Brexit continuing to dominate the political and economic landscape.  So what is likely to have the biggest impact on the commercial property sector in 2020?  Unsurprisingly commentary suggests politics, economy, sustainability … Continue reading

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Commercial Property in 2020

22nd January 2020

2019 was a mixed year for commercial property with Brexit continuing to dominate the political and economic landscape.  So what is likely to have the biggest impact on the commercial property sector in 2020?  Unsurprisingly commentary suggests politics, economy, sustainability … Continue reading

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So you are buying a pub?

22nd January 2020

The decline in the number of pubs over the last decade has been well publicised but encouragingly, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has recently published figures which show that the number of pubs has increased for the first time … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Shareholders’ Agreements In Family Businesses

7th January 2020

What Is A Shareholders’ Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a private contract between the shareholders and the company. It regulates the way in which the company is run and arrangements as between shareholders. Unlike a company’s articles of association, a … Continue reading

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Can you be fired for talking about politics at work?

5th December 2019

So, the general election is happening next week.  Many people have very different views.  Some people are keen to express their views; others would prefer to keep their politics private.  There are even a few who would prefer not to … Continue reading

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How to protect against competitors bidding for your brand keywords

4th November 2019

Competitors bidding on brand keywords in relation to online listings has been the subject of much discussion and media attention in recent years. Many will remember Samsung’s famous “Awkward. You obviously mean S6” Google campaign that targeted Apple’s iPhone 6s. … Continue reading

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Registering Unregistered Land – 5 Benefits of Land Registration

9th October 2019

Historically, all land in England and Wales used to be unregistered. When a property or land changed hands, lawyers would hand write documents transferring the property or land from one party to the other. These legal documents would form part … Continue reading

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Murrell Associates assist St Ives Workstation CIC purchase of Grade II listed building

18th September 2019

The commercial property team at Murrell Associates are pleased to have recently completed the purchase of one of the most historic and architecturally important Grade II listed buildings in St Ives on behalf of St Ives Workstation Community Interest Company … Continue reading

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