The future of electronically signed property deals

History in the making  In today’s digital world, there is an increasing demand for convenient methods of entering into legally binding real estate transaction documents. Just this past week, history has been made in the UK with the completion of the first electronically signed real estate transfer which did not require a witness.  How was…

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New register of overseas property owners fast-tracked by UK in response to the war in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has presented significant political and humanitarian challenges for Western governments; not least of all in terms of how to respond. The NATO countries have been careful to avoid military escalation beyond Ukraine’s borders and countries have provided varying degrees and forms of support to Ukraine. Perhaps the most unified response has…

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How technology is giving lawyers the edge on advising in real estate

One of the key differences between Newmanor Law and mainstream law firms is that we actively embrace new ways of working and, in particular, the use of technology.  For many firms, technology is a threat to their fee income because doing deals quickly reduces chargeable hours which translates to smaller bills.  At Newmanor Law, our…

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Development finance: navigating the legal process

Here at Newmanor Law we focus on commercial real estate and one of our main areas of activity is development finance.  In 2020 we helped lenders complete 28 loans with an aggregate value of £96m. Philosophically (not a word you hear often in the law) we like to work collaboratively, not confrontationally, and we aim…

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Calling time on the chargeable hour

When we set up Newmanor Law, we had a plan to shake up the commercial real estate market by embracing a new business model that puts the client at the centre of everything we do. And the best step any law firm can take to align with its clients is to abandon the billable hour.…

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