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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.


Environment Agency system to ease burden in waste transfers

The Environment Agency has launched its electronic duty of care (Edoc) system, developed as part of the government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’ to review and streamline more than 21,000 statutory instruments. The system is key to simplifying and reducing the burden faced under environmental regulation. Edoc was unveiled on 29 January 2014 by the Environment Agency, […]

Shadow directors and their duties

A shadow director is defined in section 251(1) of the Companies Act 2006 as a person in accordance with whose directions or instructions the directors of the company are accustomed to act. There are limited exceptions for those who act purely in a professional capacity when providing advice — such as lawyers. A de facto […]


​Dickson Minto grows banking practice with son of star partner Barron

Dickson Minto is beefing up its banking department with the hire of Weil Gotshal & Manges senior associate Chris Barron, who is joining the firm as a partner. The hire at the private equity-led firm is particularly notable in that Barron’s father, banking specialist Michael Barron, is an equity partner at Dickson Minto. “For some […]

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