• Coronavirus has caused a rapid shift in working practices over the last year, with the way many people work having changed, perhaps forever.

    Many businesses owners are now considering their options, such as permanent flexible working for employees and the downsizing of office premises.

    In this one-hour webinar, commercial property and planning law experts, Ash Jilani and Lee May, look at the practical and legal considerations for employers when planning for the future.

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    Webinar content

    • The commercial property market in the pre-COVID world
    • Lessons from lockdown
    • The COVID-secure lease
    • Use of current office space – options for the short term
    • Creating new work places in the medium-term – the practical and legal issues
    • A long-term view – speculation and our predictions
    • Understanding when planning permission is required
    • Navigating national and local planning policy

    Target audience

    Business owners and those involved in strategic planning within their organisation. This webinar may also be of value to surveyors.

    Webinar speakers

    Ash Jilani | Partner, Commercial Property

    Ash joined Brachers in 2002 after working at leading city firms Lawrence Graham, Decherts and Speechly Bircham and became a partner in 2007.

    He has over 25 years’ experience in commercial property and leads the firm’s primary care sector. He has particular expertise in commercial landlord and tenant law as well as acquisition and disposals for tenants of business premises.

    Ash is also the lead partner for corporate support and secured lending.

    Lee May | Partner, Commercial Property

    Lee has over 16 years’ experience of advising clients in relation to town and country planning, environmental law and health and safety.

    He negotiates and drafts planning obligations under s106 of the Town and Country Planning Act as well as Highways Act agreements and other development documentation.

    Lee appears for clients as an advocate at planning inquiries and hearings. He also specialises in helping businesses and individuals respond to regulatory proceedings undertaken by bodies such as the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive, including enforcement appeals and criminal proceedings.

    Further support

    If you have any queries or require further guidance on the issues covered in this article, please get in touch with our Commercial Property team today.

    Disclaimer: The content of ‘The future workplace’ webinar is for guidance purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Information correct at time of recording on 20 April 2021.

    This content is correct at time of publication

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