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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.



High Court grants £1m costs extension in Lloyds/HBoS case

The High Court has granted Lloyds permission to increase its costs budget by more than £1m in its headline dispute with shareholders, owing to “significant developments in the case”. Lloyds asked to increase its budget by £1.2m to account for the 12-day delay at the start of the trial, which was due to begin on 2 October but instead began on 19 October after  Mr Justice Nugee and other members of counsel sustained significant injuries.  


London leads the way in Reed Smith 2018 promotions

Reed Smith has promoted five of its London lawyers to partner in its 2018 promotions round. They are the employment team’s David Ashmore, real estate’s Joanna Carter, Antonia Panayides of the shipping group, Elizabeth Farrell from energy and natural resources and IP lawyer Philip Thomas. Farrell and Panayides both trained at Reed Smith. Ashmore started his […]

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