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Ground rent reform: fixing one problem and creating another?

The draft bill to implement the government’s ground rent changes finally reached the House of Lords in May 2021. This legislation had been long awaited and, largely, the provisions were as expected following the earlier consultations and government announcements and discussions.


Rumours of the Retail Price Index’s (RPI) death have been vastly exaggerated in the past. We were told back in 2013 that the Office for National Statistics was going to stop formally recognising the index as a national statistic, but it took a while for the industry to take note. We have all carried on using it in our indexed linked rent reviews since then.

ESG and the private investor

This recording of a recent virtual debate discusses the extent to which the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of a company or investment are considered when making investment decisions.


Taylor Wessing targets Eversheds again for corporate tech lateral hire

Taylor Wessing has hired a second partner from Eversheds Sutherland, this time to add firepower to its corporate technology ranks. The firm has taken on partner Ian Moore, who will work with the firm’s corporate technology and private equity teams. He advises on M&A work spanning acquisitions, disposals and equity as well as debt financings in the […]

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City lawyer makes the cut in Covington promotions

Covington & Burling has kickstarted US promotions season, with one lawyer being given the nod in the firm’s London office. All but two of the promotions are in the US, with the other new European member based in Brussels. The firm has added partners across New York, Palo Alto and Washington DC. Jane Pinho made […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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