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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.


Norton Rose triggers reduced hours scheme

NORTON Rose has put its flexible working plan into immediate action, cutting hours for entire teams in corporate, shipping, banking and dispute resolution. When the proposal was launched in March the firm stressed that the initiative was a “contingency plan” to be implemented only if the economy did not improve. Chief executive Peter Martyr said […]

Taylor Wessing launches Polish venture

Taylor Wessing has launched a strategic alliance with Polish practice BSJP following a longstanding informal relationship with the firm. Through the formal alliance Taylor Wessing now has corporate, banking and finance, real estate and infrastructure, IP and technology capabilities on the ground in Poland. Taylor Wessing managing partner of Germany Wolfgang Rehmann said: “We are […]

Level headed

Jersey is doing its bit to promote a global level playing field by managing clients’ wealth in a transparent and judicious manner, says Geoff Cook International finance centres in ­offshore locations were ­subjected to an intense period of activity ­during the build-up to the G20 ­summit, where among many priorities there was a focus on […]

Miner compo millionaire gets struck off

Andrew Nulty, the lawyer who boasted of his £13m fortune, has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for his part in the miners’ compensation scandal. Nulty, who launched Avalon Solicitors in 2001 with 2,000 personal injury claims on his books, is the third lawyer to be kicked out of the profession for his […]

Vox Pop: On course for offshore

Do offshore lawyers require different skills than their onshore counterparts? What effect has the economic downturn had on offshore firms’ recruitment? Katy Dowell finds the answers to these questions and more from those in the know Gareth Russell, director of HRAppleby What attributes does it take to be an offshore lawyer?The offshore market is competitive […]

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