Davidson McDonnell would like to reassure our clients that we are following the latest Government and WHO advice in relation to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

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Tenant Insolvency: A Cautionary Tale for Landlords


Lindsey Harten reviews the recent case of Shinners and another (Joint Administrators of London Bridge Entertainment Partners LLP) -v- London Trocadero (2015) LLP [2019] EWHC 2932 (ch) in our latest Restructuring and Insolvency legal update. Following this decision landlords need to think carefully about how rent deposits are used when faced with tenant insolvency.

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A Warm Welcome to Ben Fraser


Davidson McDonnell is delighted to let you know that Ben Fraser has joined our Commercial Property team. We spoke to Ben on what attracted him to Davidson McDonnell and his first impressions of the firm.

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Davidson McDonnell pleased to support Young Enterprise Northern Ireland


After a very successful year for Ross and his team from Belfast Boys’ Model School, we have decided to increase our association with Young Enterprise and become an official annual supporter. We look forward to growing our relationship with Young Enterprise and to working with more of Northern Ireland’s young people, developing their entrepreneurial skills, their employability and their aspirations.

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Tenant Insolvency - A Whistle Stop Tour for Landlords


In light of recent high profile retailer failures, sadly, tenant insolvency has become a very topical subject. Our Commercial Property department has put together this whistle stop tour for Landlords, identifying key terminology and their legal repercussions in relation to commercial property leases.

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Lynsey Elliott joins Davidson McDonnell


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Lynsey Elliott to the Davidson McDonnell team. Lynsey, who joins in the role of Senior Solicitor, has considerable experience in advising borrowers and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border finance transactions. Lynsey’s appointment extends the firm’s offering to our clients to include a full range of legal services in the Finance sector. Here Lynsey tells us more about her background and what brought her to Davidson McDonnell.

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On the Move!


The news is out! We are all really looking forward to taking up residence in our new office space in Longbridge House - a recently developed, Grade A office building, right at the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

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Equity Investment


Securing equity investment is often a key milestone for a new business. As well as the obvious financial benefits, taking an investor on board represents an endorsement of you, your team and your vision for the business. An experienced investor may even bring a range of skills and contacts to help accelerate the business’s growth. Obviously, the commercial terms (investment amount, valuation, percentage shareholding) attaching to the investment need to be right, but you should also think about what your relationship with the investor will look like going forward.

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