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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.



International firms home in on Indian law graduates

A record 40 per cent of graduates at a leading Indian law school are now taking up training contracts with international law firms. Around 32 out of 80 students are set to start training contracts with international firms after graduating from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, in June 2009. This compares […]

Goodwin Procter lines up Heller London move

The London legal market could gain a new entrant after Boston’s Goodwin Procter emerged as the favourite to scoop the real estate finance team from Heller Ehrman’s London operation. Goodwin looks set to launch in London, while the majority of the Heller ­London team are struggling to find a new home. It is understood that […]


Statutory minimum? Pah!

Your statutory minimum entitlement is easy to establish. But can you improve on it? Do you have any leverage? The answer to both questions is “yes” – provided you do some clever negotiating. The inconceivable is happening all around us. Now, inconceivably, it’s your turn. The redundancy spotlight is on you. In the consultation process […]

DLA ushered into Doha by US Defence Sec

DLA Piper launched its fledgling Doha office last week with a speech by former US Defence Secretary William Cohen. Cohen told guests at the ­opening of the Qatar branch that it would “serve as a bridge between Doha and the world”. DLA Piper joins Latham & Watkins and Simmons & Simmons as international firms with […]

Howes Percival raid grows DWS Milton Keynes

Denton Wilde Sapte has recruited a 40-member commercial team from the Milton Keynes office of Howes Percival. The new team is made up of six partners, 24 fee earners and 14 support staff and will join Dentons’ existing Milton Keynes team of eight partners, 35 fee earners and 58 support staff. It is understood that […]

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