I’m looking ahead to the New Year with positive optimism. This is because, when I look back, 2021 proved to be a surprisingly good year for RR Paice & Co, despite all the problems and restrictions that we had to overcome.

We helped many of our existing clients, along with a fair number of new clients to have successful outcomes with their projects or property and legal issues. We dealt with a number of building contract claims. Our increasing involvement with social housing matters became a notable area of growth over the twelve month period.

Early in the year we produced detailed reporting to enable Louis Vuitton and their designers to establish many of the unresolved issues affecting their office building in Mayfair. Our reports and advice also assisted Blue Hospitality Ltd secure two further hotels in Scotland.

We were instructed on many dilapidations matters by The Laine Pub Co and other clients; helping to negotiate significant reductions to Landlord claims. We were particularly pleased with the outcome for the former Licensees of the Henry Holland pub (opposite Selfridges) who had to defend a very aggressive claim.

Throughout the year we acted as project managers and contract administrators on a mixture of commercial and residential building contracts that were successfully completed. And we also undertook numerous party wall instructions for building and adjoining owners, services that continue to be a core part of our business.

We welcome 2022 and wish everyone a prosperous and safe New Year.