Case Study: Maguire Family Law

Drafting and negotiating a new lease

Case Study: Maguire Family Law
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James Maguire & Co are a niche, Family Law Practice based in Wilmslow. James is a leading expert in Family and International Family Law. James worked for two leading city centre firms before establishing his own boutique practice in 2010.


James & Maguire & Co had grown successfully to 10 people by June 2013 and were already situated in their current home, Blackbox in Wilmslow.

New Lease

James Maguire & Co agreed the Heads of Terms of their new office directly with the Landlord, The Emerson Group. The Heads of Terms were then sent to all parties; James Maguire & Co, their Solicitor at Jackson Barrett & Gass and finally, the Emerson Group’s in-house legal team. 

The legal documentation was forwarded to Jackson Barrett & Gass to check and approve. The process was made slightly more complicated with the current workspace being made up of three separate Leases; a condition of the new Lease being the simultaneous surrender of the existing Leases with the granting of the new Lease. A similar scenario is a residential house sale and purchase – you must exchange and complete on your sale at the same time as your purchase.

Jackson Barrett & Gass performed their usual duties, including but not limited to:

  • Checking the Freehold title
  • Submitting searches requested by the client
  • Checking the standard Commercial property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs)
  • Raising further enquiries on all of the above
  • Preparing a formal report with references to specific clauses and enquiries
  • Requesting amendments to specific clauses e.g. the decoration of the suite with photo wallpaper (image below)
  • Approving separate car parking licenses
  • Advising on specific exit clauses e.g. reinstating a partition wall that was removed to create an open space amongst the three suites


Jackson Barrett & Gass took the stress out of the buying process. They liaised with all parties throughout & were proactive in helping us secure the building which is key to our expansion.
They also helped us with Leasing of the land at the rear which secured extra revenue for the business.

The service was exceptional

Thank you so much for all your help – the service was exceptional. As first time buyers, we felt confident to have JBG supporting us.

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