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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.



Bakers HR head’s stage graft

“I sometimes wonder if I’m a bit obsessive-compulsive,” says Baker & McKenzie HR director Martin Blackburn. This is not because of the man’s passion for the minutiae of employment legislation, but rather due to his much longer-standing addiction – the theatre. Blackburn goes to the theatre most evenings. So when the chance came to become […]

Emma Holt

Pannone promotes four to partnership

Pannone has made up four partners, three of whom are women, in its annual round of promotions. Kim Harrison from the personal injury team, Kay Kennedy from business development, Julianne Moore from clinical negligence and James Thackray from dispute resolution have all been promoted from senior associate to partner. The latest round of promotions takes […]

Peter Crowther

Opinion: Reform of cartel legislation lacks specificity

On 16 March the Government issued a consultation paper entitled ’A ­Competition Regime for Growth: A ­Consultation on Options for Reform’. Among the many issues in the paper is the important question of how to amend the criminal cartel regime so that it works. In the eight years since it has been in force the […]

Phil Feder

Paul Hastings names new City chief

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has appointed its corporate vice-chairman Ronan O’Sullivan as managing partner of its London office. The US firm announced the appointment following the decision by current London head Phil Feder to return to his hometown of Los Angeles. O’Sullivan told The Lawyer: “I’m excited at the prospect of leading the London […]

Brad Karp

Paul Weiss launches in Toronto with double Shearman hire

Paul Weiss is set to open a Toronto office with two newly appointed partners, tapping into Canada’s rich pool of natural resources and transactional work. Partners Christopher Cummings and Adam Giverta are joining the Toronto team from Shearman & Sterling’s Toronto office, where they have focused on cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions. Paul Weiss […]

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