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24 August 2020 0 Comments Posted in News, Real Estate

Royds Withy King helps secure new home for Soho legend Darjeeling Express

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Restaurateur and chef, Asma Khan, is to move her iconic Darjeeling Express restaurant to new and larger premises in the heart of Covent Garden, with the help of law firm Royds Withy King.

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24 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate, Retail & Leisure

New COVID-19 measures to ease pressure on beleaguered tenants

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Oxford Circus

In his statement yesterday (23 April), Business Secretary set out measures to protect high street shops and other companies under strain from aggressive rent collection.

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What the forfeiture moratorium is and is not

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The Government have announced a 3 month forfeiture moratorium on commercial leases in light of the upcoming rent quarterly payment on 25 March. The ban on evictions of commercial tenants will form a part of the emergency Coronavirus Bill currently going through Parliament but what protections will it and won’t it afford tenants?

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24 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Leisure & Hospitality, Opinion

Greener Restaurant and Bar policies: Time to focus on water wastage

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With bars and restaurants being one of the biggest commercial consumers of water, how might an impending water crisis impact their operation and bottom line? We take a look at the most likely forms of government intervention and advise restaurant and bar operators to start thinking about their water footprint.

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11 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Business, Opinion, Retail & Leisure

The future of the high street

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Is the high street doomed to exist in the shadow of ecommerce? Or can it find a new and exciting niche? Watch our video with Kate Hardcastle, retail expert, as she asks if a 1 Billion pound government initiative can help turn the tide.

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2 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

Made in Britain: sustainable fashion for concerned consumers

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As a society of shoppers we are becoming more concerned of the implications our shopping habits have on the environment than we’ve ever been. And it’s a good thing too, as we now know that the fashion industry is the second biggest polluting industry in the world.

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5 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Leisure & Hospitality, Opinion

Leaving (the EU) and staying (in the UK): how Brexit has affected your summer

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One of the less obvious effects of the referendum vote – and the resulting dip in the value of the pound – is the boost it’s given the UK leisure and hospitality sector. Research by Travel Weekly, the UK’s market-leading publication for the travel industry, has revealed that the number of people spending their annual summer break in the UK has gone up by 12% from 57% to 69%.

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Assessing the impact of new anti-fraud rules for online retailers

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New EU anti-fraud rules, which will come into force from September, will require most online payments of more than £27 – or €30 – to go through an extra level of verification such as entering a code received a text message.

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2 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Retail & Leisure

Why does the beauty industry boom as the high street suffers? – Retail Sector lead speaks to the BBC

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Bharat Nahar on BBC news

Our Retail sector lead and high street expert Bharat Nahar has been sharing his thoughts on the current boom in the beauty industry with BBC Radio London.

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30 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Business, Opinion, Retail & Leisure

UK retailers reveal the biggest threats to their future – is it time for an internet tax?

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Business rates in many high street stores now exceed the rents retail occupiers pay and have become the single biggest challenge facing the high street, according to a survey of some of the UK’s largest and highest profile retail brands including John Lewis, Starbucks, Smyths Toys, Monsoon Accessorize, and Scribbler. 

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24 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Retail & Leisure

The Retail Quiz photo gallery

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This year our annual Retail Quiz made a reappearance in May. A number of different retailers joined us in London, along with our special guest Quiz Master Kate Hardcastle, to battle it out for the trophy. See our gallery of photos from the evening here.

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8 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in News, Retail & Leisure

Royds Withy King strengthens Retail sector team

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The Retail team at Royds Withy King, whose clients include Monsoon Accessorize, Smyths Toys and Scribbler, has announced the appointment of property lawyer Amie Dee. Amie joins Royds Withy King’s London-based team from Steele Raymond LLP where she acted for …

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