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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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Leaitherland’s DWF exit deal: departing CEO to keep 70 per cent of shares

DWF’s departing CEO Andrew Leaitherland is to be paid an annual salary of £530,000 over the next 12 months, while nearly a third of his shares in the firm will be clawed back by the business. Details of Leaitherland’s lucrative exit package have emerged following his shock departure from the listed outfit on Friday, which […]

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DWF braces for cuts in the wake of Leaitherland’s departure

DWF’s board has highlighted a need for cost savings, with details laid out during a partnership call held shortly after it was announced that Andrew Leaitherland would depart as its CEO. Sources close to the quick remote gathering conducted on Friday morning said that newly-appointed CEO Nigel Knowles highlighted commitment to international growth, but stressed […]

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