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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.


Judge's delay 'unacceptable'

A decision of Mr Justice Harman has been challenged in the Court of Appeal on the basis of inordinate, unacceptable and inexcusable delay. It has been argued that the judge, who heard the case in question in June and July 1994, failed to give his judgment until 1 April 1996 and that this delay one […]

Cyberset pioneers virtual home for tenants

Matheu Swallow reports The newly established Lancaster Buildings in Manchester is the first intellectual property set to be based outside of London. However, its most striking feature is that it has been given the moniker of the first “virtual chambers”. The IP specialists at the set collectively call themselves the Northern Intellectual Property Chambers (NIPC). […]

Dinsdale steers Transys PFI deal

Dibb Lupton Alsop communications and technology partner Danelle Dinsdale (pictured right) led the team acting for the Transys consortium which, in a £1bn PFI contract, will update and operate London Transport’s ticketing services. Under the deal, London Transport will pay Transys (a consortium comprising EDS, Cubic Corporation, ICL and WS Atkins) £1bn to run the […]

In brief: Man Utd lawyer moots Scandinavian link-up

Legal adviser to Manchester United, Maurice Watkins, of James Chapman & Co, has told The Lawyer his client is looking to link up with a Scandinavian club. Watkins advised United on their co-operation deal with Belgian club Royal Antwerp, which opened up player-swap and scouting opportunities.

Good sport for in-house lawyers. By Matheu Swallow.

Working in-house enables lawyers to concentrate on all aspects of sports law Perhaps the only lawyers who can claim to be purely sports lawyers are those practising in-house. There is a growing trend to carry out work in-house, particularly within sports governing bodies. The staple diet of an in-house sports lawyer can include sponsorship and […]

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