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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.



Merton secures CoA victory against Christian worker in discrimination case

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a children’s centre did not discriminate against a former Christian employee by requesting that she work on Sundays.  The decision was a victory for the London Borough of Merton, which turned to its newly-formed legal arm, the South London Legal Partnership (4 October 2013) to represent it. Lawyer […]

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DLA Piper replaces UK group real estate chief

DLA Piper has named Ian Brierley UK real estate head just two years after Simon Cookson was brought into the role from Ashurst. Brierley took over as head of the real estate practice at DLA in October, with Cookson transferring to a purely fee earning role. Cookson joined DLA as London and group real estate […]

The Wall Street Journal and The Economist interview No5 Chambers’s Emma Edhem

Emma Edhem, barrister at No5 Chambers, has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and The Economist on matters of bilateral trade and investment between Turkey and the UK. Edhem talked about the business opportunities between the two countries and pointed out the scope to do business between the two jurisdictions. Edhem also attended the […]

China latest

With David Cameron’s visit to China last week, the PRC is even more in the spotlight for business. Here’s just a small selection of some of the biggest China stories of the last couple of months.  For more of the latest Asia Pacific news, analysis and deals, then sign up to our weekly email. Top […]

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