To meet the ambitious target of net zero by 2050 the industry needs to take a multi-faceted approach to managing energy supply and demand. This approach will create an energy network that is carbon neutral, fit for purpose, and can manage future energy needs by utilising the full range of clean energy technologies.
The ‘track and trace’ programme is part of the government’s plan to slow the spread of Covid-19. It’s designed to make sure those who have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for the virus can be contacted and given advice to follow. Until recently, the government recommended hospitality businesses to collect certain customer information. From 17 September however, this became a legal requirement.
Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.
The moratorium on commercial landlords exercising forfeiture rights for non-payment of rent will be extended in England until at least 31 December 2020 Here we explain the changes and examine the likely impact of this extension on commercial landlords and tenants.
The High Court has now handed down judgment in the eagerly awaited test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) against 8 insurers to determine whether policyholders can make business interruption (BI) claims for losses arising from disruption and closure of their businesses caused by Covid-19.
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”).
It is an old saying and sometimes overused, but now more than ever ‘cash really is king’.
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.
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.
Onboarding can play a significant role in determining how an employee performs in their role, but by necessity, many jobs in 2020 are being performed from home.
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Asia MP Georgia Dawson has claimed victory in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s leadership elections, making her the first woman to lead the firm.
Goodwin Procter has raided Sidley Austin by bringing in a five-strong team from its private equity group, including Christian Iwasko and Erik Dahl, months after the duo left its US rival. The hire comes after the duo resigned from Sidley Austin at the end of June, having moved over to the firm in 2016 from […]
Ashurst and CMS have acted on Landsec’s £78m sale of 7 Soho Square to Hines. Covering 62,000 sq ft and the HQ of travel platform TripAdvisor, 7 Soho Square in London’s West End is one of only a handful of properties to have been put up for sale since lockdown began in March. Ashurst advised […]
The award for City firm of the year, sponsored by Travelers, pits innovation-hungry players against expansive challengers. In an ever-competitive world, London-based law firms are using technology, real estate investment and lateral hiring opportunities to stand out. One of the City’s largest law firm offerings – in terms of headcount and revenue – Reed Smith […]
Linklaters has reviewed the salaries of its lawyers after a delay caused by the onset of the pandemic. Back in April, the firm had postponed the review by about six months, and has now been able to resume the process. The decision comes as the magic circle firm has recently been easing some of the […]
Brabners’ employees have had their full pay restored, while partners’ drawings have also returned to 100 per cent. In April, the firm implemented measures to ensure its financial stability through the pandemic, including reducing the salaries of employees earning at least £25,000 a year by 20 per cent. Partners drawings were also reduced by 20 […]