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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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Heatons loses star managing partner to investment house

Niche Stoke-on-Trent firm Heatons has lost its managing partner to London-based corporate finance investment house Arev. Highly rated corporate finance partner David Beech is leaving the firm at the firm at the end of March. His departure will be a blow to Heatons as he is the relationship partner for Icelandic retail investor Baugur, which […]

Signy loses his horn

Tulkinghorn’s favourite corporate all-rounder Adam Signy thinks the hunting ban is “very depressing”. The poor love has been in mourning ever since the evil Blair edict came into force. Signy, of course, couldn’t really give a heck about the lack of horseriding, but is lamenting the end of the excuse to doll himself up in […]

Wragge & Co stashes away £14m despite profit slump

Wragge & Co stashes away £14m despite profit slump” />Wragge & Co had £13.9m of cash at bank last year despite its worst profit performance for a decade, according to its first limited-liability partnership (LLP) statement, seen by The Lawyer. Wragges’ LLP accounts also show that the firm is one of the most heavily capitalised […]

Ashurst, CC storm Abbey’s City panel

European banking giant unveils massive shake-up of external legal advisers Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Eversheds have all made Abbey’s UK panel in the wake of the bank’s recent acquisition by Banco Santander Central Hispano. Ashurst, Clifford Chance and the bank’s long-term adviser Slaughter and May have won places on the City section […]

Bear Stearns falls for Norton Rose romancing

Norton Rose is celebrating the close of its first deal for Bear Stearns after 18 months spent wooing the investment bank. The securitisation group, led by global head Jonathan Walsh, won the role of adviser on the debut £130m mortgage-backed issue for Bear Stearns’ mortgage lending subsidiary Rooftop Mortgages. It is believed to be the […]

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