Staying Alert – Contract Management post-lockdown

In a continuation of our blog series, Raechel Slattery explores the Crown Commercial Service’s “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency”. Public sector authorities will have considered the guidance issued by the CCS in PPN 02/20 which set out the ways in which they could…

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Can A Contract be Varied to Accommodate the post Lockdown “New Normal”?

As the country is now considering how to gradually move out of Lockdown it is becoming apparent that for a considerable period we will be living with a “new normal”. As such, it is possible that emergency variations made with an intention that they would be temporary and short-term may in fact need to be…

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – a ‘second shield’ for commercial tenants?

The government has set out their intention to introduce further legislation to assist commercial tenants, thereby providing a further layer of support to those tenants, in addition to the moratorium on commercial forfeiture contained in the Coronavirus Act 2020 and now already in force. The government’s justification for such measures is predominantly to safeguard tenants…

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