Real Estate News
Trowers & Hamlins’ international net profit has plummeted by 96 per cent from £2.5m to £100,000 in the last financial year.
Housing associations Thirteen Group and Midland Heart have both announced their intention to create new legal panels.
US firm Greenberg Traurig has picked up Olswang’s Berlin team to launch in Germany, its fourth European office.
DAC Beachcroft has named its new leadership team with insurance head David Pollitt and Leeds senior partner Virginia Clegg taking over as managing and senior partner respectively.
Howes Percival has appointed former Eversheds partner Paul Wootton as head of its planning division.
Gateley insurer turns to Hailsham Chambers to defend multi-million pound professional negligence claim
Lawyers for Gateley’s insurer QBE have instructed Hailsham Chambers’ Michael Pooles QC to defend the firm against a multi-million pound professional negligence claim brought by property developer Empirical Property Group (EPG).
Real Estate Briefings
Party Wall Act update: counter-notices and statutory duties download subscription
Court clarifies the purpose of a counter-notice and considers the scope of the statutory duty.
Bona Vacantia land and mortgagees download subscription
New guidelines on dealing with the land of a dissolved company.
Plain speaking (and writing) for lawyers download subscription
Why do some lawyers insist on clinging to archaic language?
Boodle Hatfield may have set a trend when it vacated its 300-year Mayfair seat, with firms – both in London and nationwide – being forced by soaring property prices to get creative with their real estate.
Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to find a way to fit their working practices around reducing their property costs.
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Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.
Apologies for lateness today. Anyone at MIPIM will understand why. Frankly, you’re lucky to be getting a blog at all.
It’s Thursday, and it has been a busy few days, Wednesday was the usual hectic mix of meetings and parties; this year I preferred Uber to using my legs to get from the Martinez to the Raddison Blu.