Working Together - Case Studies

Cleveland Scott York & Sherrards Solicitors

Sherrards Solicitors have been working with a new and fashionable clothing brand and an international provider of laser shows. The latter were looking to trademark their name and logo. Sherrards were able to help the clients with various commercial and corporate matters and were subsequently asked to recommend a local trade mark attorney. The team at Sherrards contacted Cleveland Scott York.
Intellectual Property specialists Cleveland Scott York were briefed on what the clients wanted to protect and the potential problems that could arise. Sherrards were then presented with options for filing and strategies to efficiently protect their client’s needs.


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Protecting commercial space in St Albans

Several bodies, including City of Expertise members, the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce and St Albans Civic Society worked together in applying for powers to stem the loss of commercial space in the District.

Companies based in St Albans had previously warned about being squeezed out of the city by the loss of office space.

Further research by council officers confirmed that many business premises had been lost to housing in recent years.

The loss of office space was making it harder for businesses to stay, start up or relocate here. It hindered the city’s development as a centre for professional services companies.
The Article 4 direction required approval from the Secretary of State and came into force on 22nd March 2018, 12 months after the start of consultation.

The nine protected spaces are Brick Knoll Park, Alban Park-Acrewood Way-Lyon Way, North Orbital Trading Estate, Porters Wood-Soothouse Spring, City Station, city centre and Abbey Station, all in St Albans; and Coldharbour Lane and Southdown Industrial Estate, in Harpenden.

Cllr Alec Campbell said: “The Article 4 direction will support businesses, allowing them to thrive and survive, and help the local economy which provides so much for our city.”

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