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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 rules out temperature checks in office reopening plans

CMS is holding discussions with its landlords over what safety measures will need to be put in place ahead any return to the office, though will not be asking employees to undergo temperature checks prior to entering.  Temperature tests is a measure that has proved controversial among members of the corporate community due to data […]

Lawyers Against Loneliness

Law Against Loneliness: 4 June

Springwatch with The Lawyer “I’ve had the rare opportunity to spend time at my home and have been concentrating on the garden (it was a mess),” says Lyn Penfold, general counsel of the Rail Delivery Group. “As part of my amusement I’ve put up some bird feeders, only to see the squirrels overcome every deterrent […]


Quinn case boosted by court win in ongoing Volkswagen saga

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and litigation funder Innsworth have been given a boost ahead of their multi-billion euro claim against Volkswagen Group later this year, after the car manufacturer was ordered to pay losses in a separate dispute. Action has been brought on behalf of investors who suffered losses when VW’s share price collapsed […]

Lawyers Against Loneliness

Law Against Loneliness: 10 June

Image of the Day The dispute resolution team at Fladgate had a 70s themed disco last week. “There was an exuberant warm up, a 70s music quiz, best dressed prize but the highlight was a professional, Teena Alimchandani, teaching us the Staying Alive choreography over Zoom.” The Cool 100 – giving a shout out to […]

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