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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.


Winckworth grabs Dawsons property expert

Winckworth Sherwood has hired Dawsons ­property partner Simon Livesy. He joins Winckworth’s ­institutional property team alongside senior assistant Richard Wooton. Livesy, thought to be one of Dawsons’ last remaining fixed-share partners, specialises in commercial property ­acquisitions, disposals, lettings and other landlord and tenant work. Institutional property head Rob Banham said: “Simon’s experience will strengthen our […]

Tax relief

The recent Budget held a number of tax changes for the property sector. Looking at the details, Jonathan Legg finds that on balance it was positive From a property tax perspective there were no bombshells in the Budget, but there were a few surprises in store for the property sector, both good and bad. In […]


Freshfields assigns associate to advise top brass

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has taken the ­radical step of appointing an associate-level adviser to augment its new senior management team. Corporate senior associate Kate Burns has been appointed to the position on a permanent basis. She will work alongside senior partner Will Lawes, managing partner Ted Burke and executive partner Stephan Eilers. Burns, who was […]

Claire Wright

A&O and Herbies advise on Man Group’s Citi outsourcing deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Herbert Smith have taken the mandates on a landmark outsourcing deal between Man Group and Citibank’s specialised outsourcing arm. Herbert Smith advised Man Group on the deal, which marks the first time the fund manager has outsourced its services. Outsourcing partner Nick Pantlin and funds partner Tim West led the […]

Speechly partner to stretch lawyers

“Do you feel elongated?” It is not a question I have ever been asked before and I am not sure how to answer. I certainly do not feel any taller and my clothes still fit, but as I lie on the mat, knees in the air, slowly raising my legs in rhythm with deep breaths, […]

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