21 March 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill is being finalised in Parliament and should receive Royal Assent, 25 March 2022. The Act will be called the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022.

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8 March 2022

Introduction to trusts

This note provides an introduction to discretionary trusts, and an overview of the control mechanisms that can be incorporated into a trust arrangement - including the appointment of protectors and the use of letters of wishes.

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4 March 2022

No statutory reform needed for smart legal contracts – takeaways

Towards the end of 2021, the Law Commission published its Advice to Governments: Smart Contracts, concluding that England and Wales’ current legal framework can accommodate smart legal contracts without the need for statutory reform, although there are several potential issues which require further thought.

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24 February 2022

Letter of Wishes

‘Letters of wishes’ play an important role in respect of trusts; both those created on death (by Will) and during lifetime.

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16 February 2022

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: a refresher on termination clauses in supply contracts

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) was enacted in June 2020 and introduced certain business rescue reliefs and insolvency measures, some temporary and others permanent in nature. Now, 18 months later, as the UK emerges entirely from Covid-related restrictions, the temporary measures have fallen away, but what is the continued impact of CIGA from a supply point of view?

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