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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.


Conference finds ADR a hit with top lawyers

THE USE of mediation leads to the immediate settlement of 90 per cent of disputes in which it is used, a conference of senior litigation lawyers was told last week. Professor Karl Mackie, chief executive of the Centre for Dispute Resolution, claimed many of the remaining 10 per cent were resolved soon after mediation ended. […]

Auschwitz claim needs legal advice

A BRISTOL lawyer whose client seeks compensation for the murder of her relatives at Auschwitz is looking for help. Jane Macdonald, of Bobbetts Mackan, has agreed to take on the client whose father’s family was wiped out by the Nazis. But she is unsure whether she has a sustainable claim against the German government. “I […]

Second lease of life for Mackay's Bill

THE CONTROVERSY surrounding Lord Mackay’s Divorce Law Reform Bill could end this week if reports about its inclusion in the Queen’s Speech prove correct. Family lawyers are standing firm in their support of the Lord Chancellor, saying his plans to introduce a no-fault divorce system are essential. And they have also welcomed claims that his […]


Fladgate Fielder in Basingstoke acted for Zergo Holdings on its admission to the Alternative Investment Market. The firm’s London office acted for Beeson Gregory, the nominated adviser.

French magistrates

Senior French judge Francois Falletti will discuss the role of the Instructing Magistrate in French criminal procedure at a meeting of the Franco-British Lawyers Society next month. The meeting, run in association with the Bar European Group, will be held at Parliament Chamber in Middle Temple at 6pm on 4 December. Falletti, responsible in the […]

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