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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.



QASA judicial review appeal dismissed at Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has quashed a judicial review of the new rating system for criminal barristers introduced by the Legal Services Board (LSB), bringing an end to the contentious fight against the scheme. In a judgment handed down today the court upheld a January High Court ruling and concluded the scheme was lawful and […]


The Sportsman, Kent

Do eat at The Sportsman in Kent, but don’t stay in a beach hut, advises Nicky Richmond. I rang the hotel reception. Do you think that you can have a word with the couple in the next hut? We’ve only been here a couple of hours and they’ve had sex twice and I can hear […]

Mishcon’s three-day week revolution

Mishcon de Reya may have found the solution to any potential space problem in its newly planned Aldwych office: although it will be bringing its four offices under one roof, its lawyers may seldom set foot in the building. Managing partner Kevin Gold has approved three-day weeks and has told lawyers to take unlimited holidays […]


Allen & Overy targets Belfast expansion with 100 new roles over five years

Allen & Overy (A&O) has unveiled plans to recruit up to 100 new roles for its Belfast office over the next five years, a projection that underlines the role the office is likely to play in facilitating the firm’s future growth and which should see it become its second-largest office worldwide. Around 70 of the […]

No5 Chambers sponsors Bristol Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year award

No5 Chambers is sponsoring the Bristol Law Firm of the Year award at the Bristol Law Society Awards. After a record number of nominations, the judging panel has announced the shortlist of nominees for each award. Nominees for the Bristol Law Firm of the Year award include Foot Anstey, Clarke Wilmott and Veale Wasborough Vizards. […]

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