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Ban on evicting commercial tenants extended

On 9 December 2020 the Government confirmed that the evictions ban on commercial tenants for non-payment of rent will be extended until the end of March 2021, protecting business owners affected by COVID-19.


Allen & Overy is named Netherlands Law Firm of the Year 2014

Allen & Overy has been named Netherlands Law Firm of the Year by Chambers. It was also ranked in the highest category for 13 practice areas. The Chambers Awards honour those firms that have stood out for the excellence of their work. Chambers said of Allen & Overy: ‘This tremendous firm offers top-notch services in its core […]

housing estate

Homes & Communities Agency slashes panel from 14 to nine firms

A total of eight firms including Ashfords, DLA Piper and Eversheds have lost their places on the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) panel, which has been slashed from a total of 14 firms to just nine.  The national housing and regeneration agency for England, in charge of the Affordable Homes Programme, has overhauled its legal […]

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BLM boss: insurance is transforming and this firm is going global

BLM’s senior partner Mike Brown is intent on leading his insurance-focused firm into the big league. Insurance-focused Berrymans Lace Mawer has been flying quietly and steadily under the radar for years. But its merger with Scotland’s HBM Sayers last week (1 May 2014) and subsequent rebrand to BLM is part of a quiet, but nonetheless […]

Further UK challenge to FTT possible, according to Ben Jones from Eversheds

Eversheds has commented on the rejection of the UK’s challenge to the proposed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). Ben Jones, tax expert at the law firm, said: ‘The court’s rejection of the UK’s challenge was anticipated but, from the details currently available, should not prevent a further challenge being raised by the UK if necessary. ‘Reading […]


A&O follows clients to Myanmar

Myanmar has just celebrated its new year with the Thingyan festival, when people pour water on one another as part of the cleansing ritual to welcome the new year. In the legal world, Allen & Overy is the latest firm to make a splash in Myanmar, as it becomes the first magic circle firm to […]

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