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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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Steeles Law takes F1 chief’s privacy battle to Europe

Norfolk-based Steeles Law has been retained by Formula 1 chief Max Mosley to take his privacy case to the European Court of Human Rights. The president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, the governing body of Formula 1, is looking to force a change in English law that will require editors to contact subjects of […]

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Trio breaks away from A&O’s Indian alliance firm

Allen & Overy’s Indian referral firm, Trilegal, has lost three of its 10 partners, with the trio leaving to set up an independent firm with a senior banking partner from Indian firm Kochhar & Co. Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) Indian referral firm, Trilegal, has lost three of its 10 partners, with the trio leaving to […]

Partnerships

These days being a partner at a law firm can be a strange experience. These days being a partner at a law firm can be a strange experience. The current success being enjoyed by firms varies dramatically and who’s busy and who’s taking long lunches differs between departments. But there is something else going on […]

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Bates Wells holds Poetry Day breakfast

London charity specialist Bates Wells & Braithwaite has hosted a poetry breakfast with Cornish poet Sally Crabtree in advance celebration of National Poetry Day today. Co-hosted with Scandinavian bank SEB in the canteen the two businesses share, the event yesterday morning was themed ‘work’, and involved lawyers and bankers being read poems and offered edible […]

Crunch widens law firm gap

What an astonishing month it’s been. What an astonishing month it’s been. For most law firms these convulsions of capitalism have resulted in redundancy programmes, questions over the safety of money in client accounts, the realisation that the January partnership tax bill is alarmingly close, and, as we report this week, worries over property exposure […]

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