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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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CMS’s former IP head dismissed amid SRA scrutiny

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has dismissed its former head of IP, with the firm reporting the matter to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). CMS has declined to comment on the reasons for Joel Barry’s departure, but said: “We can confirm that a partner has been asked to leave the firm and will not be […]

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Mayer Brown hires fourth new London partner this year

Mayer Brown is to expand its oil and gas capabilities in London, hiring a partner from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. Bob Palmer is joining Mayer Brown, becoming a partner in its corporate and securities team. He focuses on domestic M&A, joint ventures and project development for energy clients across Europe, Russia, the Middle East, […]

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Slaughters hands Cooke another three years in charge

Slaughter and May’s senior partner Steve Cooke is to remain in the top role for a further three years, after his term was extended until 2024. This means that by the end of his current tenure, he will have held the position for eight years, the same amount of time as his predecessor, Chris Saul. […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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