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Ban on evicting commercial tenants extended

On 9 December 2020 the Government confirmed that the evictions ban on commercial tenants for non-payment of rent will be extended until the end of March 2021, protecting business owners affected by COVID-19.


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Want to become a corporate partner quickly? Here’s how

Kirkland & Ellis is well known for promoting its new corporate talent to partner at around six years post-qualification experience (PQE), but a handful of other firms in The Lawyer‘s UK Corporate 50 are not far behind. According to research conducted on the largest set of promotions over the past five years, Slaughter and May […]

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A&O lures back Shearman litigation partner

Allen & Overy (A&O) has strengthened its litigation and investigations group in London by hiring a partner from Shearman & Sterling. Susanna Charlwood is the litigator in question, who rejoins A&O after spending the past seven-and-a-half years at the US outfit. She also spent time at Slaughter and May. Commercial litigation is Charlwood’s area of […]


Clifford Chance gears up for Frankfurt move after year-long delay

Clifford Chance’s Frankfurt office will move into new premises early next year, after one of the firm’s most significant real estate developments was delayed due to the pandemic. The move will be Clifford Chance’s first in almost 40 years in the major German financial hub, and is considered as one of the largest property projects […]


EY calls in advisers ahead of potential action over NMC Health

Ahead of a potential lawsuit from the administrators of NMC Health, Ernst & Young (EY) has called on the expertise of RPC, The Lawyer can reveal. The litigation specialist has been handed the mandate by the Big Four accountancy giant, which is looking to shore up its legal defence after Alvarez & Marsal informed creditors […]

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