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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.


HgCapital sets up energy fund panel

Private equity house HgCapital is creating a standalone panel for its renewable energy investment group Hg Renewable Power Partners Fund to operate as a separate entity from its regular panel. HgCapital general counsel John Kitching said that, as the fund has a specialist focus on renewable energy investments, a specialist panel is required to reflect […]


Funds’ day out

With experts claiming that the property market has peaked, property investment funds are a new avenue for investors to explore, say Simon Hardwick and Elizabeth Small Property has become an extremely popular asset class in recent years for all types of investors. It has a low correlation to bonds and equities and, in the 21st […]

DWS’s global gamble

As big ideas go, it’s a pretty big one: Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is targeting Africa as it attempts to remedy the woeful economic performance of its finance practice during the past few years. Back at the start of this review managing partner Howard Morris was talking tough about “jettisoning” underperforming parts of the practice. […]

Lawyers behaving badly… allegedly

We know that poor old Freshfields has borne the brunt of commentary regarding its familiarity with tribunals this summer. We know that poor old Freshfields has borne the brunt of commentary regarding its familiarity with tribunals this summer. But perhaps the magic circle firm should take heart: it’s not alone. This week has seen a […]

KSB Law turns to DAC as DMH talks hit impasse…

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) has stepped in to save London and St Albans firm KSB Law after merger talks with expansionist South East firm DMH Stallard collapsed. A source revealed that DMH broke off the merger talks, which were first reported by The Lawyer (28 May), in June after a due diligence inspection into KSB’s […]

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