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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The Delivery of Public Services after Carillion and Coronavirus

If we cast our minds back 5 years ago, the contractual scene was quite different. If public services had been outsourced, these were generally delivered by conglomerates that had started in one industry before expanding to new areas often ranging from the provision of financial services to school meals and everything in between. The private…

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Electronic Execution of Legal Documents by Local

Senior Associate, Deborah Down, and Trainee Solicitor, Anna Sidebottom, outline the options for continuing to execute documents where offices are closed or working with a skeleton staff. By law, all property transactions transferring an interest in land must be executed as a deed, while for contracts, a local authority’s Contract Standing Orders are likely to…

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