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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.


Ioannis Alexopoulos

Market abuse and the High Court

A first-of-its-kind case could have industry-wide implications once the Financial List comes into play. Last month Mr Justice Snowden, of the Chancery Division, handed down a judgement concluding a four-year legal battle between the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Da Vinci Invest Ltd, a UK-registered but Swiss-based fund manager, a Da Vinci Singaporean entity, three […]

Jonathon Manning

The week’s top 15 legal briefings – 30 August 2015

Ashley Madison is continuing to fill the pages of newspapers across the world after 25 gigabytes of customer details were stolen from the infidelity data website. This particular hack has been so well covered due to the morally ambiguous nature of its business but data breaches happen often within the business world and frequently lead […]


11KBW’s Paul Nicholls QC joins Matrix

Matrix Chambers has taken employment and public law silk Paul Nicholls QC from 11KBW, the sixth new member to join the set this year. Matrix management head Rhodri Thompson QC said the hire was part of chambers’ expansion of its commercial group. Nicholls took silk in the 2012 round. Public law work of note include […]

PwC Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Revenue growth gathers pace at PwC Legal as turnover hits £41m

PwC Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ law firm, has pushed up revenue by 15 per cent in the last year with turnover of £41m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015. Growth has accelerated at the firm after it was granted an ABS licence in January 2014. Turnover for the financial year ending 30 June 2014 stood […]


André Garrett at Cliveden House

Shall we go to Cliveden? I say to C, who is sitting on the chair in the kitchen, playing with his phone, whilst I am preparing a schedule of mortgage requirements for a new client. Unsurprisingly, the tedium is leading me to thoughts of escape. There are only so many times you can re-organise the […]

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