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Murrell Associates supports the regeneration of St Ives’ Old Lifeboat House

David Williams and Anna Bevan from Murrell Associates’ hospitality team advise Paul & Ylenia Haase the owners of The Old Lifeboat House, on a new lease to Onzo Limited, a new venture between established local operators, St Ives Restaurants and Symons Retail.

The historic premises, located on Wharf Road with stunning views over St Ives’ harbour was a popular waterfront restaurant and operated by the now defunct AJ (Plymouth) Limited before it was destroyed by a fire in December 2020.

Following the fire our Paul and Ylenia Haase have undertaken a restoration and renovation programme ready for Onzo to take a 12-year commitment for their new Italian centred offering.

On the support from Murrell Associates, Paul and Ylenia Haase commented:

We are extremely pleased that the Old Lifeboat House will be given a new opportunity and we could not have done it without David and Anna’s support and advice.  We can’t overstate the benefit having lawyers who shared our vision and supported us through the obstacles that came our way in getting the building back to its former glory.”

Anna Bevan said of the transaction:

I am extremely happy that we have been able to support Paul and Ylenia in getting the lease over the finish line. The restaurant is in St Ives’ prime location with breathtaking views over the harbour. It has been a pleasure working with Paul and Ylenia and I hope the restaurant is a success for all parties.”

Murrell Associates LLP is a law firm delivering advisory and transactional support to corporates, investors and organisations.  For more information on our service lines and sector specialisms please visit www.murrellassociates.co.uk.

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Anna Bevan


Anna Bevan


Anna is a paralegal in our commercial property team, assisting on transactions including leases, developments, commercial finance deals and easements.

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David Williams


David Williams


David is the lead contact for our hospitality and commercial property teams.

Praised by the Legal 500 for his ability to unpick complex issues, David specialises in advising corporate occupiers and portfolio holders. He’s advised the estates and property team at St Austell Brewery for many years and is a moderator for appointments to the British Institute of Innkeeping’s advisory panel.

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