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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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Hogan London gains one partner in promotion round

Hogan & Hartson’s London office has received one new partner in the US firm’s latest round of promotions. Corporate finance lawyer Christopher Melville has been added to the partnership while Richard Kiddell has been promoted to the of counsel role in the firm’s litigation group. Hogan London managing partner Gary Pegg said: “We’re committed to […]

Mixed results from Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher at financial year end

Paul Hastings has unveiled its 2008 financial results, posting a rise in revenue and a drop in average profit for the year. Paul Hastings has unveiled its 2008 financial results, posting a slight rise in revenue and a similarly sized drop in average profit for the year. The California-based firm’s financial results contrast sharply with […]

Weil Trumps rivals for lead bankruptcy role

Weil Gotshal & Manges has snared a lead role advising on Casino operator Trump Entertainment Resorts’ bankruptcy protection. New York-based Weil Gotshal partner Michael Walsh is leading a team advising on the Chapter 11 proceedings filed today in the New Jersey bankruptcy court. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan partner Kristopher Hansen led his firm’s team […]

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Raleys managing partner suspended over miners compensation scandal

The senior partner of north-east firm Raleys Solicitors has been banned from practising law for four years over his role in handling compensation claims from sick coalminers. At the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) Derek Firth was one of six Raleys partners to face a series of allegations from the Solicitors Regulation Authority over its relationship […]

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A&O slashes Easter vac scheme

Allen & Overy has axed its forthcoming Easter vacation scheme due to “lack of interest” from students. The magic circle firm claimed that more students have been applying to its summer and winter programmes, making its 10-day Easter scheme redundant. A spokesman for the firm said: “There has been a general lack of interest from […]

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