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Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

Podcast series #2 – The future of build-to-rent

Shoosmiths has produced another three-part podcast series on the BTR sector. In this podcast, the second in the series, real estate partner, Choisanne Man, speaks with John German, Managing Director of Residential Investment at Invesco Real Estate, on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the build-to-rent market, from an investor/funder perspective.

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What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

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.

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Mishcon called in on high-risk bond company collapse

Mishcon de Reya has been called in to advise the joint administrators of high-risk bond company London Capital & Finance. Seasoned dispute resolution partner Mike Stubbs is to work on the administration alongside a team of other Mishcon lawyers. The company has appointed Finbarr O’Connell, Adam Stephens, Henry Shinners and Colin Hardman of Smith and […]

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Listed law firm brought in for KPMG on Patisserie Valerie collapse

KPMG has appointed a UK law firm to advise it on the administration of Patisserie Valerie, months after the café chain became embroiled in a scandal over accounting irregularities. Gateley, led by Birmingham restructuring partner Daniel French and Manchester partner Stuart Tait, is working with the Big Four accountant on the process. Patisserie Holdings confirmed yesterday that it has […]

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