The perishing of post-pandemic protections: insolvency and commercial property update

31st March 2022

Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell

3PB specialist Commercial and Property barristers Charles Irvine and Rebecca Farrell (pictured here) reflect on the expiry of remaining temporary measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”), which provided important protection to businesses during the Covid pandemic. Rebecca and Charles also examine the impact for Landlords and Tenants of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 (“the Act”) which received Royal Assent on 24 March 2022, including useful guidance that practitioners may wish to consider from tomorrow 1 April 2022.

Read Rebecca and Charles commercial property update here.

Charles Irvine is an experienced commercial litigator, specialising in disputes involving contractual and shareholder issues, as well as company, partnership and LLP law. Charles is recommended in Chambers UK 2022 for commercial dispute resolution as “a barrister who thinks outside of the box and can develop arguments and raise key points that haven’t been considered before." "He is thorough and provides clever, commercial advice”.  Charles’ equally strong property practice sees him act for clients on contentious matters relating to real property and commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters.  Charles is recommended in Chambers UK 2022 for real estate litigation for being "exceptionally commercially minded, both in helping clients focus on their true objectives and, upon reaching those goals, providing total client care in pre-empting further developments following on from his instruction." "He is personable, meticulous and tenacious."

Rebecca Farrell is a specialist commercial and property barrister with a strong following and caseload in a range of commercial and chancery litigation including insolvency matters. Rebecca is Deputy Head of 3PB’s Commercial Team.

To discuss this update or to instruct Rebecca or Charles on a property or commercial law matters, please contact Chambers Director Mark Heath or Commercial Practice Group Director David Fielder.