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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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Freshfields loses insurance regulation head to Mayer Brown

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer head of contentious insurance regulation Chris Chapman has moved across the City to join Mayer Brown as a partner. Chapman will start his new role on 20 March and strengthens the firm’s banking and regulatory disputes practice which was understood to have been identified has been a key part of London strategy. […]

David Wilkinson

Fieldfisher corporate lawyer victorious in senior partner elections

Corporate partner David Wilkinson has won the senior partner election at Fieldfisher, fighting off competition from real estate candidate Anthony Phillips. The two partners were the only duo who vied for the three-year job as incumbent Matthew Lohn stood down after six years in the role. Wilkinson was made up to partner in the firm’s […]

Jill Greenfield, Fieldfisher

Jill Greenfield attended a comprehensive in Stoke-on-Trent, with a father who was a joiner and a mother who worked on a fruit stall, and never expected to become a lawyer. She came into the profession wanting to fight for justice for individuals. And as the head of Fieldfisher’s personal injury department, she gets to do […]

Brussels

Cooley opens first Continental European office ahead of Brexit

Cooley has opened a new office in Brussels, the US firm’s first outpost in Continental Europe, joining a market that is set to increasingly capture the attention of international firms as Brexit edges closer. The firm has set up a practice focusing on competition and antitrust spearheaded by new competition partner Alexander Israel, who joins […]

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