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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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Field Fisher ditches salaried tag in partnership revamp

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has axed its salaried partner ranks in a restructuring that leaves it with two classes of partner. The firm now has only full-equity partners and fixed-share partners after it streamlined its previous system under which it had three types: full equity, fixed share and salaried, in addition to some anomalies. The […]

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SJ Berwin adds three to management board

SJ Berwin had elected three new members to its management board, with IP partner Stefan Krüger, Elaine Gibson-Bolton and Michael Goldberg joining the team. The board was installed by managing partner Rob Day in January last year (20 January 2011) and includes Day as well as senior partner Stephen Kon alongside six partners. The make-up […]

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Shadow of the bounty hunter

Million-dollar rewards for whistleblowers could see them approach the authorities before their companies The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) whistleblowing bounty scheme has made its first payment. While the sum awarded was not enormous, it shows the power of this new weapon. Whistleblowing that uncovers fraud and corruption is a valuable detection tool. The US […]

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Mayer Brown loses real estate litigation head to RadcliffesLeBrasseur

The London office of US firm Mayer Brown has seen real estate litigation head Simon Hartley quit the firm to join Westminster firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur. Hartley, whose focuses include rent review and professional negligence claims, joins the firm’s property litigation and dispute resolution team as a partner having worked at Mayer Brown since 2008. His departure […]

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