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.
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.
North West law firm Bermans says it experienced considerable growth in 2014.
The firm which has offices in Liverpool and Manchester provides a full range of commercial services as well a market leading national asset finance and invoice finance offering, secured significant new client wins as well as taking on new staff and adding new practice areas.
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:
Bridging finance was once perceived as a ‘last resort’ lending option but it has been key to the recent renaissance of the North West property market.
Fergal O’Cleirigh, head of property at North West Law firm Bermans explains:
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.
t: 0151 224 0516
Andrew joined Bermans in 1985 to assist Ian Munford following the opening of our Manchester office and became a Partner in 2021. Since then he has gained great experience in both Invoice and Asset finance litigation.
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 UK Finance (previously the 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.
Tel: 0161 827 4607
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.
Tel: 0161 827 4611
Head of Insolvency
Phil Farrelly is head of Bermans insolvency team and serves on Bermans board.
He has a degree in law and qualified as a solicitor in 1986.
Phil is a familiar face on the North West legal scene and has extensive experience of acting for insolvency practitioners, ABL and other lenders and directors in all aspects of corporate insolvency.
Clients find Phil approachable and responsive and value his pragmatic down to earth advice.
Clients recommended him to Legal 500 for his ‘wide range of experience, clear and pragmatic advice and good value for money’ when acting for lenders, administrators, liquidators and corporate clients and described him as ‘practical, commercial and technically strong’.
He is also a member of R3.
Tel: 0161 827 4609
Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Nick, a partner since 2001, and member of the firms management board also heads up the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Collections teams.
Nick has a degree in law and qualified as a solicitor in 1997.
He is a highly respected commercial litigator and cited by the Legal 500 as one of the top lawyers in the North West, he has expertise in heavy weight contractual disputes ranging from shareholder, partnership and franchisor issues to complex property construction, insurance and tax litigation. Professional negligence claims is also an area in which he is highly regarded.
As co-founder of the multi-award winning dispute resolution product, Escalate, Nicks innovative, solution driven and price sensitive approach is well recognised by his clients.
Alive to the changing climate, Nick has embraced ADR and has conducted many successful negotiated settlements through mediation.
Tel: 0151 224 0552