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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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Suppliers' birthdays

Two legal software suppliers will celebrate their 20th birthdays at the Software for Solicitors exhibition on 4-5 March. Pilgrim Systems, which provides more than 200 law firms with LawSoft practice management systems, will cut a celebratory cake at the show. Pilgrim Systems also celebrate 20 years in the business. More than 300 people are expected […]

Marija Danilunas on the Microsoft anti-trust case.

Marija Danilunas is an intellectual property partner at Hammond Suddards. LAST MONTH Microsoft settled part of the civil anti-trust proceedings brought against it by the US Department of Justice, thereby avoiding a finding of contempt of court and a $1m-a-day fine. Industry may view the practice of a licensor requiring licensees to buy all its […]

Merger failure reignites accountants' legal plans

The sudden break-off of Ernst & Young’s merger talks with KPMG took their competition lawyers by surprise, but it will make it easier for both firms to pursue a UK legal capacity, according to the men charged with the task. Andrew Daws, recruited by Ernst & Young last year from Denton Hall to lead its […]

Isle of Man venture

Hammond Suddards has set up a joint film unit with Isle of Man firm Mann & Partners. The Isle has emerged as a major production centre for the UK film industry and the thrust of the new unit is to bring together Hammond Suddards’ film financing skills and Mann & Partners’ local expertise. The unit […]

In brief: Insurance firm takes the Edge

Liverpool and Birmingham insurance litigation firm Weightmans has appointed Michael Edge as its new senior partner. Edge will take over from Tony Summers on 1 May 1998.

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