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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.


The anti-vivisectionists’ nemesis

It is terribly fashionable now to back scientific research using animals. Even Tony Blair has signed up to an online petition in support of it, recognising that, under the right conditions, it is a vital tool for medicine. So respect must be given to solicitor-advocate Tim Lawson-Cruttenden, who 10 years ago saw an opening and […]

Herbies and Slaughters switch roles on Resolution’s Abbey negotiations

Herbert Smith and Slaughter and May have bagged the lead roles on the negotiations between insurer Resolution and Abbey over the bank’s £29bn of closed life fund assets. The firms, though, have switched roles since advising on the £2bn merger of Resolution and listed insurer Britannic a year ago, when Slaughters acted for Resolution and Herbert Smith […]

InBev names CC, Linklaters and Sullivan as its global elite

The world’s biggest brewing company InBev has finished its first-ever global panel review, with Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell the firms on the podium. InBev, the owner of a global brand portfolio including Becks, Stella Artois and Brahma, selected the firms from a raft of more than 30 big-name contenders. They will have […]

Goodwin Procter launches in LA

Goodwin Procter also has its sights set on rising up the Am Law 100 rankings, but rather than utilising a management shake-up, the Boston-based firm has opted for good, old-fashioned rapid expansion. And it has raided Pillsbury to assist its plans. In fact, Goodwin has taken six partners from Pillsbury and two partners from Palo […]

Stephensons bags White & Case high-flyer

Stephenson Harwood has snared White & Case lawyer Mark Bisset for its London office as part of a push to boost its aviation practice. Bisset, a senior associate at White & Case, has joined the firm’s banking and asset finance team as an aviation partner. The appointment is the fifth lateral hire for the firm’s […]

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