Webinar: “Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls of Commercial Leases”

By LBF2020 (other events)

Wednesday, November 4 2020 12:30 PM 1:45 PM

Following the impact of Covid19 on many businesses, incomes have been hit hard and many tenants have been left struggling to pay rent and reassessing their property needs. Join Lawson-West Solicitors in this helpful webinar as our experts share their tips and experiences in navigating tenant’s responsibilities and options under their commercial leases as well as how to avoid enforcement action.

  • Can I get out of my lease?
  • Lease clauses and what they mean
  • Negotiating new terms
  • Future-proofing leases
  • Lease terms and pitfalls
  • Obligations under a lease
  • Likely landlord actions
  • Restrictions due to Covid

If you’re a tenant, you might be facing problems with an existing commercial lease that’s just not working any more for your changed circumstances. 

Help is at hand. For the Leicester Business Festival, Lawson-West Solicitors brings you a straight-talking webinar that will highlight the implications of leases and your liabilities under them. 

Join the webinar to learn the Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls of commercial leases. 

This event is aimed at commercial tenants in all sectors.  

This webinar will be helpful and insightful to commercial tenants seeking to understand the basics of commercial leases and lease terms. During the coronavirus pandemic, several tenants will be facing problems with an existing commercial lease that just isn’t working any more due to changed premises circumstances. This webinar will help provide information about the scope of a lease, its terms, restrictions and your obligations, as well as those of your landlord and how to identify and resolve any lease disputes early on. You will come away from this webinar with a greater understanding of commercial leases which will assist in any current lease negotiations with your landlord, or a potential dispute that might be brewing, and also how to use commercial leases to best effect in your business. 


Rebecca Beswick, Head of Commercial Property, Solicitor, Lawson-West Solicitors, Leicester

Rebecca Beswick heads up the commercial property team and is a specialist solicitor in commercial property and real estate acting for landlords, investors, developers, banks, individuals and tenants on a variety of commercial property matters. Rebecca’s experience includes freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, estate management of commercial property portfolios and secured lending. Her well-rounded knowledge and pragmatic approach is a great benefit for her clients.

“Rebecca was approachable, extremely helpful and very efficient with dealing with our legal matters. We felt as though we were valued clients and would not hesitate in recommending Rebecca and the firm to other people.” A Leicestershire client.

Ruth Jewell, Head of Dispute Resolution, Solicitor, Lawson-West Solicitors, Leicester    

Ruth heads up the dispute resolution team and as an experienced solicitor and litigator. Ruth deals with a broad range of disputes and litigious matters for business owners, landlords and tenants. Ruth enjoys the challenging nature of the role and the diversity of cases she deals with. No dispute is ever the same, neither is any day. Over the years Ruth has gained a far-reaching wealth of experience and is always on hand to find the best solution and resolution for her clients. She is keen to resolve matters in a timely and cost-effective manner and relieve any stress as efficiently as possible.

“I cannot speak highly enough of Ruth and her team. She helped and guided us at every stage of what was a very stressful personal dispute. Ruth made everything, even the legal documents, easy to understand. She is a truly amazing lady who we trusted 100% and who made one of the worst times for us a whole lot easy to manage. We will be forever grateful and would have no hesitation in recommending her."  J.Kirkbride, Leics.


About Lawson-West Solicitors Limited 

Lawson-West Solicitors is a Leicestershire regional law firm with offices in Leicester, Wigston and Market Harborough.

Formed over 40 years ago, the firm provides a wide range of legal services including commercial, commercial property, dispute resolution, employment, conveyancing, family law and probate and wills.

Lawson-West, 4 Dominus Way, Leicester, LE19 1RP
Tel:  0116 212 1000. For further information, please visit

Lawson-West Solicitors:  Commercial Property and Real Estate

Our commercial property and real estate team has vast experience of acting on behalf of landlords, tenants, landowners, developers, individuals and businesses in a wide range of commercial property and real estate transactions. Our dispute resolution team advises on land or property disputes, tenancy disagreements, business disagreements and contract disputes.

Our clients come from a broad range of sections such as retail, healthcare sector, charities, pension schemes, construction and engineering, telecommunications, agricultural, banking and finance and renewable energy.  

Our commercial property services include:

  • Sale and purchase of commercial property
  • Sale and purchase of land for development
  • Advising landlords and tenants on the lease of commercial property
  • The acquisition and disposal of commercial properties for pension schemes
  • Advising clients on the sale and purchase of commercial properties at auction
  • Advising in relation to property finance
  • Advising on the acquisition and management of real estate portfolios for investment

The able team led by Solicitor and Head of Commercial Property Rebecca Beswick is an active provider of quality legal services to business owners, developers, land owners and commercial tenants.

The team includes the experienced Beverley Heys with specialisation in energy, renewables and telecommunications sectors, as well as SIPP and SSAS pensions and their property portfolios.

David Heys has extensive experience of assisting businesses of all shapes and sizes on all aspects of commercial property transactions and landlord and tenant issues. David regularly speaks on commercial and property related legal matters.

Our approach

At Lawson West Solicitors our team of legal experts in commercial property matters can provide support and advice on your contractual obligations, document any agreements that you have reached and give you sensible and commercially-minded advice.

What sets the Lawson-West commercial property team apart is the personal and professional touch and empathetic approach provided in the provision of legal advice and services within commercial property transactions and client communications. The team understand clients' needs and works tirelessly to meet specific deadlines with an informed and proactive guiding hand.

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ