London

Land Securities general counsel Adrian de Souza resigns

21-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Land Securities’ first-ever general counsel Adrian de Souza has handed in his resignation after over four years at the FTSE 100 property company.

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

Nicky Richmond

MIPIMUK - What is it good for? A lawyer's view

20-Oct-2014

Tempted as I am to finish the line of that song, it would not be entirely accurate.

London

Law firms race for City space as prime rents increase

20-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The number of law firms having to take office space at rates that exceed the top of the London market has risen 7 per cent, according to new research.

Nick Ellis

MIPIM: Day two

17-Oct-2014

Day two is nearing its close, I don’t expect anybody to be here on day three apart from the cleaners.  Conferences used to be all about the speakers, the exhibition stands were a side show.

Nicky Richmond

MIPIM Lite

16-Oct-2014

The property developer thought it wasn’t up to much and wanted to go home because he had a sore throat. But there was an architects’ party to go to and well, you never know.

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Real Estate Briefings

Net contribution clauses — ‘by no means unusual’? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 24-Oct-2014

In the recent case of West v Ian Finlay & Associates, the Court of Appeal found that net contribution clauses ‘are by no means unusual’.

Supreme Court supports the priority of the mortgagee’s legal charge weblink subscription

Walker Morris 24-Oct-2014

The Supreme Court has published its final decision in the North East Property Buyers litigation that has provided crucial clarity on priority interests in land.

Power of the courts to override an express costs clause in a mortgage weblink subscription

Walker Morris 23-Oct-2014

When a court assesses the amount of costs payable by one party in litigation proceedings to another, the costs may be assessed on either a standard basis or an indemnity basis.

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