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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.



Linklaters & Paines advised Banque Paribas and Caisse des Depots et Consignations, the lead managers, on an issue by the European Investment Bank of one billion Euro bonds due in 2004. It is the world’s first Euro denominated bond issue. It will be payable in ECU until the third stage of monetary union (1999) when […]

Big Six take graduates with Law Soc blessing

The Big Six accountancy firms are beginning to actively recruit young graduate lawyers in anticipation of a regulation change that will allow multi-disciplinary partnerships. Trainee Solicitors Group education officer Nikki Pope said there was no statistical information yet available, but strong anecdotal evidence suggested some of the brightest students were being lured to accountancy firms. […]

Will the media circus make a clown of justice?

When lawyers representing murder suspect Tracie Andrews wanted to find new witnesses for their case they called a press conference. Although unusual, the move is part of a noticeable trend. Instead of remaining aloof from the media frenzy surrounding high-profile trials, defence solicitors nowadays join the fray. Mark Stephens, of Stephens Innocent, is well-known for […]

Freshfields associate quits for SJ Berwin in Brussels

A PARIS lawyer has lodged a complaint with the European Commission against the UK and Guernsey over her treatment at the hands of a Guernsey magistrates’ court. Monique Fauchon claims she was wrongfully refused permission to address Guernsey Magistrates’ Court last summer when she was representing a French fisherman who was fined £10,000 for illegally […]

When the glitter fades

The pending Chancery Division battle between Johnny Rossall, one-time member of Gary Glitter’s original Glitter Band, and his former colleagues who still run the group, ended in the High Court. Rossall appeared before Mr Justice Jacob on 6 February 1997 and, after admitting he had breached a 1984 ban on him using the word ‘glitter’ […]

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