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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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Deloitte Legal lures Luminance CEO in bid for NewLaw talent

Deloitte Legal has hired Luminance chief executive officer Emily Foges to lead its managed services business. Foges will take on the leadership function in June, concluding a four-year stint as CEO of the artificial intelligence company. As part of her role, she will concoct a string of new services that will combine managed services capabilities […]

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