Welcome to the Charles Russell Speechlys podcast channel
Property Patter: the news so far on landlord challenges to retail CVAs
Roger Elford and Dan Moore of our Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency Team are back with Emma Humphreys to review some of the recent high-profile landlord challenges to tenant CVAs (Corporate Voluntary Arrangements), as well as looking at Virgin Active's use of the new restructuring arrangement introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. Is the British Property Federation correct to describe it as setting a dangerous precedent?
This podcast looks at the following decisions:
Lazari Properties 2 Limited & Ors v New Look Retailers Limited & Ors  EWHC 1209 (Ch)
Re Regis UK Limited  EWHC 1294 (Ch)
Re Virgin Active Holdings Ltd, Virgin Active Ltd and Virgin Active Health Clubs Ltd  EWHC 814 (Ch) (convening) and  EWHC 1246 (Ch) (sanction)
The Nature and Prevalence of Pro Bono Partner Roles Globally hosted by DLA Piper
A conversation with four Pro Bono Partners recently promoted in the last 12 months:
Kerry Stares, Charles Russell Speechlys
Yasmin Waljee OBE, Hogan Lovells
Brooke Massender, Herbert Smith Freehills
Claire Donse, DLA Piper
Property Patter: what’s the latest in the world of Essential Residential?
The Government continues to be very active in its proposals for reforming the law affecting the development, ownership and management of residential and mixed use property. Following on from the Queen’s Speech in May, what are the likely changes to ground rents, how is commonhold going to be encouraged and will ASTs ever return to a straightforward 2 month termination process? To discuss these issues and more, Emma Humphreys is joined by two of our residential property specialists, Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway.
Aster Communities v. Chapman and Others  EWCA Civ 660:
Mock Conference with Counsel Part 1
We are delighted to present a podcast series detailing a mock conference with counsel dealing with insurance claims under a construction contract, complex issues of delay and finding commercial solutions for your clients.
The mock-conference will be split into two 30-minute bite-sized podcasts and will see counsel advising a high-end developer client in the context of:
The podcasts will give an authentic insight into common challenges facing developer clients and will explore how to get the best outcome in the face of thorny contractual and practical issues.
Our Speakers include Rupa Lakha, Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys and Jennie Wild and Charlie Thompson of Keating Chambers.
Property Patter: the basics of settlement offers
Settlement offers are often a sensible route for trying to settle disputes, not least because they offer flexibility which may be unavailable from a court judgment. Emma Humphreys and Samuel Lear are joined by Caroline Greenwell of our Commercial Dispute Resolution Team to discuss the differences between Calderbank offers and offers made under CPR Part 36 and the basics of how they work in practice.
Property Patter: Navigating the complexities of Pharmacy Property
Pharmacy property is a specialist area which contains many traps for the unwary.
Not having the right knowledge or understanding of the complexities of Pharmacy Law could cause problems in negotiating a Pharmacy property transaction or in safeguarding your business interests.
In this podcast, Rachel Warren and Claire Timmings discuss the key issues both landlords tenants and their advisers need to know when navigating such transactions, focusing on the significant legal and practical issues involved.