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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.

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“Brave” DLA Piper teams up with LOD for flexible resourcing venture

DLA Piper has announced it will offer its clients a flexible resourcing capability through a bespoke agreement with agile working provider LOD, with the majority of the resource drawn from DLA Piper alumni. The agreement has been described by the parties as the first of its kind, although LOD does also work with around 20 […]

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