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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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SFO hands GC role to criminal silk

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Herbert Smith has ­postponed a partnership consultation into the ­function of its managing partner role, instead opting to begin the process in the second half of 2009. Herbert Smith has ­postponed a partnership consultation ;into ;the ­function of its managing partner role, instead opting to begin the process in the second half of 2009. The firm’s senior […]

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Heavyweights square up for Northern Rock trial

It’s been a long time coming, but the Northern Rock trial, which kicks off this week (13 January), is sure to be well worth the wait – if for no other reason than the sheer spectacle it promises to provide. The virtually unprecedented prospect of two lords fighting it out for their clients promises to […]

Ex Skadden lawyer takes the firm to court

A former associate at US elite firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is suing the firm for defamation and wrongful termination of employment. Former Los Angeles-based associate Gary Green is suing Skadden in a Californian court, claiming he was fired from the firm after giving a junior associate a critical review. He alleges that […]

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