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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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Ernst & Young sacks half US in-house team

INTERNATIONAL chartered accountancy firm Ernst & Young has surprised the legal world by slashing its US in-house department by more than one half. Thirty-seven of the firm’s 65 lawyers were called in on the 10 October Columbus Day holiday and dismissed. The firm’s national director of public communications, Mort Meyerson, says although staff had no […]

Justice urges appeal reforms

CAMPAIGNING group Justice is demanding radical reforms to the workings of the criminal Court of Appeal. Changes to the leave stage, the role of the single judge and clarification of the grounds of appeal are among many proposals outlined in its report, ‘Remedying miscarriages of Justice’. Justice also sets out its blueprint for the new […]

Infrastructure advisers enjoy business boom

Law firms which advise on private infrastructure developments, such as power stations, pipelines and airports, enjoyed a business boom in 1993-1994, according to a new financial survey. Firms earned legal fees worth hundreds of millions of pounds advising on a thousand billion dollars’ worth of projects, says the report in Privatisation International magazine. Baker & […]

Rowe & Maw opts for Elite package

Maya Mounayer US firm Elite Data Processing has won the contract to supply City firm Rowe & Maw with a new billing system. Project “Trident”, using software from Elite, will replace the current Wang system by March 1995. The Trident plan incorporates a relational database accounting system with a PC network-based front office suite of […]

Property

Standard Life, advised by Herbert Smith, has bought for over u9m the freehold in a 139,000 sq ft warehouse scheme in Mollison Avenue, Enfield from Sainburys’ subsidiary JS Developments, advised by Lovell White Durrant.

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