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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.


Hammonds forms pan-European media team

Hammonds’ Italian practice is taking the lead in the launch of a pan-European media practice. The new group was the brainchild of merger partner Rossotto e Associati In the UK, Hammonds has hired consultant Paul Woolf to act as coordinator and play a key role in winning new business. Woolf was previously the principal in […]

Dawsons' private client growth plans tempt partner from BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has lost tax specialist and private client partner Wynne Thomas to Lincoln’s Inn firm Dawsons Thomas, who will be joining Dawsons in January 2003, has been a partner at BLP for 16 years. He has extensive experience advising on UK and overseas tax planning issues with particular emphasis on advising high […]

Jones Day awaits ruling on Saudi negligence claim

Gouldens’ US merger partner Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has been hauled over the coals in a High Court case in which it was accused of professional negligence The US firm, together with a former Jones Day lawyer, was accused by the Saab brothers of acting for both sides on a share placement they made […]

The main goal

While the ITV Digital collapse massacred the finances of many football clubs, players’ wages are finishing off the job. David Cohen and Amanda Hope examine clubs’ escape routes While the Premiership continues to prosper, the fates of many of the 72 Nationwide Football League clubs still hang in the balance. The single biggest cause of […]

Asset-based lending – the benefits

There appear to be mixed feelings about the radical changes currently being introduced to the UK insolvency laws The changes are aimed in some respects at laying down clearer guidelines to those involved with insolvency work, and in other respects changing the focus of the purpose of certain procedures to allow a fairer system to […]

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