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G-Suite acquires properties in Manchester and Liverpool as part of a £250m regeneration project

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Hong Kong-based property development company G-Suite Holdings has acquired properties in Liverpool and Manchester as part of a £250m regeneration project.

G-Suite which also has an office in Manchester, recently acquired properties at 2 Moorfields and 35/37 Dale Street in Liverpool city centre and two properties in Middleton, Manchester. Both buildings in Liverpool will be extensively renovated in a £20m project to convert the properties into boutique apartments to then be sold to overseas investors.

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Planning for the future is vital if family businesses are to create a lasting legacy

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There are many successful family businesses in the Merseyside region that have adapted to an ever changing world and continue to thrive under family ownership.

But are family businesses in danger of dying out?  Previously, being born into a family business meant some or all of the children would become involved so that when older generations retired, there would be a ready-made team to take over the reins.

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Bermans one of first firms in the UK to be awarded FCA approval

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North West law firm Bermans has secured authorisation for its operations from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), one of the first law firms to do so in the UK.

Any business offering financial services or advice is regulated by the FCA, formerly the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Partner and head of litigation Nick Harvey explains:

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David Tournafond

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Head of Private Client

David joined Bermans in 2014 to develop our Private Client service.

He has a degree in law and qualified as a solicitor in 1987.

David advises on a diverse range of matters including IHT planning, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Probate (including contentious) as well as residential and commercial property.

David is an estate planning expert and regularly advises clients on how best to protect their assets. He also has a special interest in clients who don’t have mental capacity to manage their own finances, through illness, injury or old age, using the Court of Protection or powers of attorney.

David also has considerable expertise with charities and has been the Chair of the Education & Charities Committee at the Liverpool Law Society for many years. In 2015 he received a ‘Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Service’ for his tireless work as Committee Chair, where he runs 3 charitable funds, organises the high profile Conkerton Memorial Lectures, public speaking competitions and other such work.

As an experienced private client lawyer, his key aim is to develop a thorough understanding of his clients’ goals so that he can provide rounded practical advice to maintain and develop their wealth protection strategies.

Away from the office David enjoys water polo, golf, football and horse riding.


Email: david.tournafond@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0151 224 0505

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Kevin See

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Litigation Executive

Kevin joined Bermans in 2012 within the Recoveries Department.

He has over 18 years’ experience offering a broad spectrum of recoveries and enforcement ‘know-how’ having worked and developed his knowledge at a number of high profile firms within the debt recovery area.


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Guy Pattison

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Partner

Guy is a partner at Bermans and joined Bermans Property and Construction team in 2006.

He qualified as a solicitor in 2006 following his degree in Classics.

He provides commercial property advice to clients within many different sectors including commercial property development, house builders, Private Rental Sector (PRS), property investment, retail and banking.

He has a wealth of experience across a wide range of commercial property transactions including, commercial property acquisitions and disposals, commercial leases, site acquisitions and disposals, development and planning agreements, secured lending, receivership appointments and property disposals and the creation of easements and rights of way.

Guy prides himself on providing speedy and pragmatic advice to his clients and also on his ability to deliver a top quality service within a transparent and competitive fee structure and within the required timeframes.


e: guy.pattison@bermans.co.uk

t: 0151 224 0516

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Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson

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Senior Associate

Andrew is at Senior Associate who joined Bermans in 1985 to assist Ian Munford following the opening of our Manchester office.

He has over 30 years experience in Asset finance litigation dealing with matters such as fraud, freezing orders, title claims, delivery up claims, guarantee/indemnity claims, shortfalls and general debt recovery for a wide range of asset based lenders including members of the Finance & Leasing Association and Asset Based Finance Association.

He is a strong litigator but equally at home negotiating towards an amicable settlement, where costs, commercial or other reasons for advising settlement dictate. His calm and approachable manner is much appreciated by clients.

Though his football playing days are long gone he retains a keen interest in sport. Andrew is a season ticket holder at Manchester United and also follows the fortunes of his home town Rugby League club Salford Red Devils.


Email: andrew.henderson@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4607

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Dave Gledhill

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Partner

Dave joined Bermans in 1984 and qualified as a solicitor in 1986 following his degree in law.

Dave is a partner in our Invoice Finance team and is highly experienced in all commercial aspects of invoice finance and asset based lending and known for his commercial and practical advice to clients.

Dave has always been and still is a bit of a fitness fanatic and runs most days before work, cycles at the weekend and is a regular high handicap golfer who never seems to improve that much but loves the game!

Dave has worked in invoice finance nearly all of his professional career providing sound commercial advice to all Bermans clients in the invoice finance and asset based lending field and is well respected for his commercial and down to earth approach when advising clients.


Email: david.gledhill@bermans.co.uk

Tel: 0161 827 4611

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