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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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DLA Piper appoints new head of its Birmingham office

DLA Piper has appointed Trevor Ivory as the new managing partner of its Birmingham office. Real estate partner Ivory replaces Huw Dolphin, who has headed the Birmingham office for five years. Ivory joined DLA in 2015 from Howes Percival and specialises in real estate planning, with a particular focus on delivering strategic development and infrastructure […]

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Penningtons enters Birmingham with Pinsents hire

Penningtons Manches, which last year made it into the top 50 law firms of The Lawyer UK 200, is to set up shop in Birmingham, joining the likes of Squire Patton Boggs, Gowling WLG and Fieldfisher. The firm’s new Birmingham office will be led by real estate partner Joel Kordan, who leaves Pinsent Masons’ partnership […]

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Hogan Lovells hires Squires lawyer for Birmingham practice area launch

Hogan Lovells is introducing a new construction practice to its Birmingham base, having trebled its lawyer headcount since launching in the city four years ago. The new construction practice has been set up through the hire of construction associate Rebecca Storer, who joins on Monday 5 November. Storer previously spent four years as an associate […]

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Jones Day partner leaves firm amid Ocado controversy

The Jones Day partner accused of ordering the destruction of documents in a high-profile case related to Ocado, has now left the US firm. It was reported by The Lawyer In November that Ocado was pursuing a committal application against Raymond McKeeve, alleging he “interfered with the due administration of justice” by intentionally destroying “confidential […]

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