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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.


Bar pressed to take action against age discrimination

Barristers are pushing for a clause in the Bar’s code of conduct outlawing age discrimination. The move comes after statistics compiled by students at Middle and Inner Temple showed that applications from candidates over 30 were nearly twice as likely to fail compared to ones made by those under 30. The Bar’s recently established equal […]

Litigation Writs 16/6/98

A writ for US$410,12in compensation has been issued by Considar of New York, the owner of a valuable stock of titanium, against Dunstan and Wragg, the owner of a titanium processing factory. It accuses Dunstan and Wragg, a division of Sheffield-based Midgley, of negligence and failing to take proper care of 60 tons of titanium […]

In brief: Bird & Bird reels in film specialist Dally

Bird & Bird has appointed film lawyer Peter Dally as a partner. Dally, who specialises in film production finance and distribution, was formerly a partner at Denton Hall and latterly at Marriott Harrison.

In brief: Arctic challenge for Herbert Smith cycle duo

Herbert Smith shipping group partner Mike Allen (above left) and solicitor Alex Davis (above right) are to cycle 450km to raise funds for the RNLI as part of its 1998 Arctic Cycle Challenge from 18-26 July. To sponsor them, call Mike Allen on 0171 374 8000.

LCD launches IT think tank

THE Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) has set up a think tank to consider ways of improving the use of IT in the civil justice system. Geoff Hoon, parliamentary secretary at the LCD and former shadow IT spokesman, is to chair a strategy group of eight civil servants and IT professionals. It will be charged with […]

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