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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Complex disposal of a supermarket and adjoining land.

  • Drafted and negotiating clawback and overage clauses in a disposal of land to a national supermarket chain.

  • Advised a supermarket chain on planning applications, public inquiries and planning agreements relating to development of food superstores.

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Real estate portfolio acquisitions from competitors

  • Construction of new stores

  • Estates management including disposals and lease breaks

  • Clawback and overage

  • Obtaining planning permission for the construction of a supermarket

  • Leases and lease renewals

  • Rent reviews

  • Planning obligations including Section 106 agreements

  • Environmental issues including contamination and rights to light

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The IGD values the grocery retail market at £163.2 billion. Every day the industry feeds over 27 million households in the UK. There are 4 main supermarket chains in the UK, however, smaller budget chains are increasingly gaining market share.

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