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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.


Linklaters overhauls international board

Linklaters has revamped its its senior governance body by adding two new members to its international board. Marc Harvey and Michael Kent have been elected to the board as Asia and London corporate representatives respectively with effect from 1 May 2006. They replace Michael Cutting and Tony Grundy who step down after one term. Robert […]

City Law Soc launches as law firm champion

Forty-three of London’s biggest law firms have handed the City of London Law Society a mandate to be their representational and campaigning body. The 43 firms unanimously voted last week (30 March) to make the CLLS its official spokesperson. In effect it will act as City law firms’ trade union, a representative voice on issues […]

West Bromwich appoints first counsel

The West Bromwich Building Society has hired its first legal counsel in the shape of former Wragge & Co lawyer Simon Welch. Welch joined the society as group secretary and legal counsel earlier this year from Nottingham Law School, where he was a senior lecturer specialising in property and EU law. Prior to his time […]

Potty time? KFC? Or both?

Tulkinghorn understands that there is nothing lawyers like more than a good crisis meeting, possibly lasting for many hours. But when one ignores all calls, including that of Mother Nature, problems must surely be on the horizon. Tulkinghorn would respectfully draw readers’ attention to one IP partner at Baker & McKenzie whose secretary declared he […]

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