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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.



It seems there’s never a dull moment in Italy at present, and the legal market is no different. This year will be seen as one of shake-ups in the country, with the appearance of two new Italian firms affecting the strong domestic market. Prior to 2008 the landscape of local firms was largely uneventful. For […]

Aled Griffiths

Focus Germany: Going Deutsch

Germany’s industrial economic strength means its lawyers are optimistic despite the downturn – and the German offices of UK firms are coming good too The word bullish was not made to describe German lawyers. Natural Teutonic reserve does ;not ;quite allow them to crow over their English partners. And the German gesture to signify mocking […]

Regional property firms in second wave of culls

Several regional ­residential conveyancing practices have begun a ­second round of redundancies, taking the total number of job cuts in The Lawyer’s UK 200 to 730. A number of regional ­residential conveyancing practices have begun a ­second round of redundancies, taking the total number of job cuts made in firms listed in The Lawyer’s UK […]

Winning lines

Awards ceremonies are difficult to deal with for the losers, but ­sometimes even harder for the winners – especially if you’re a barrister. All that pressure to come up with a speech that does your ­oratorical skills justice can sometimes prove too much. The perfect acceptance speech is short, funny and, most importantly, not embarrassing […]

DLA Piper makes Kuwaiti connection

DLA Piper has expanded its presence in the Gulf through a joint venture with the international division of Kuwaiti firm Al Wagayan Al Awadhi & Al Saif. DLA Piper will be one of the few international firms to tap the Kuwaiti market. In June Denton Wilde Sapte poached the entire Kuwaiti office of Bryan Cave, […]

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