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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.


Exchange weathers tough year with 15 per cent turnover hike

Manchester set Exchange Chambers has reported a 15.4 per cent rise in turnover for the 2009-10 financial year, with the figure rising to £21.7m from £18.8m last year. Exchange is the first set to reveal this year’s figures, with chambers director Tom Handley hailing a strong year. “In such a challenging financial climate – particularly […]

Firm leaders predict legal listings rush, survey finds

The majority of managing partners think firms will float on a stock market when external investment is allowed, but that none will admit to an interest. A survey by Vantis in association with the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF) revealed that 88 per cent of managing partners and senior partners think firms will take advantage of the new […]

Plane reaction

Since the 2007 Air Navigation Order, the Isle of Man has implemented a successful and legally sound aircraft registration project. By Andrew Webb Since the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2007 came into force on 1 May 2007, the Isle of Man Aircraft Register (Iomar) has surpassed all expectations in terms of numbers and […]

Some election questions

With the prospect of a Tory-led administration becoming ever more likely, lawyers are starting to ask questions about legal life under a new government. Top of the Conservative legal wishlist is the replacement of the Human Rights Act in favour of a British Bill of Rights. But as our BadLaw blog asks: what does this […]

Get your Law Rocks off

Last night at London’s iconic 100 Club, six bands from six UK law firms battled it out for the right to be crowned Law Rocks 2010 champion (see story). One by one groups from Blake Lapthorn, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Davies Arnold Cooper, Nabarro, Lovells and Pinsent Masons lined up to sing, play and occasionally dance. […]

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