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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.


Silver circle half-year growth outstrips magic circle

Silver circle firms Ashurst, Herbert Smith and SJ Berwin have outperformed the magic circle during the first half of the year. The silver circle firms managed an average growth rate of 24 per cent, compared with the magic circle’s average of 18.3 per cent, based on figures released by Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and […]

Bloxham decision puts paid to Freshfields claim

The last age discrimination claim against Freshfields has been withdrawn after the firm’s victory against former partner Peter Bloxham. The last age discrimination claim that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was due to face this year has been withdrawn after the firm’s victory against former insolvency partner Peter Bloxham. Former Freshfields corporate partner Lois Moore, now at […]

Law Soc steps up campaign against China’s AIM restrictions

The Law Society is stepping up its lobbying campaign after unsuccessful talks with the Chinese government failed to change rules that appear to prohibit Chinese companies from listing on AIM. China Law Council chairman Neil Sampson has been instructed by the Lord Mayor of London to pursue the matter and is writing to the Chinese […]

SullCrom bags Olivant role on Northern Rock

Sullivan & Cromwell is the latest firm to be drafted in on the Northern Rock saga, with the New York M&A behemoth advising investment group Olivant on the potential purchase of a minority stake in the beleaguered mortgage lender. Olivant announced a rescue package to the London Stock Exchange this morning (12 November) that would […]

Loble closes boutique for Collyer Bristow move

Litigation boutique Loble Solicitors has closed after its founder, Steven Loble, quit the firm to join Collyer Bristow. Loble said the decision to close the firm came as regulation and administration became increasingly burdensome, diverting his attention from legal work. Loble joins Collyer Bristow’s dispute resolution team which he aims to grow in the international […]

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