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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Drafted and negotiated complex lease arrangements for a large zoo.

  • Negotiated boundary changes on behalf of a zoo in London.

  • Obtained planning permission and secured the site for a car park at the entrance of a well-known zoo

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisitions of new sites for the purpose of creating a zoo

  • Drafting and negotiation of leases and licences to occupy to include clauses for gift shops

  • Drafting and negotiation of licences for car parks on site.

  • Obtaining permissions to hold a variety of animals on site

  • Disposal of premises

  • Environmental issues including nuisance and contamination

  • Granting of licences for use

  • Planning permissions for use of premises to hold animals and commercial use

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There are around 400 zoos in the UK, of which 45% are privately owned. London zoo is home to over 750 different species.

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