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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.

RIP RPI

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.

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A judge has said King & Spalding failed to provide “full and frank disclosure” in a recent High Court hearing against Enyo Law, adding that the omission was “highly culpable”. The comments followed a recent case between its client Leidos Inc and the Hellenic Republic, relating to the allocation of costs after the enforcement of […]

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Fieldfisher loses third life sciences partner in four months

Fieldfisher has lost a London partner to US firm Arnold & Porter, in a move that marks yet another blow to Fieldfisher’s IP and life sciences practice following a string of departures. Partner Beatriz San Martin has joined the US firm having spent over a decade at Fieldfisher. She joined in 2004 and ascended to […]

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Osborne Clarke reeled in as Bonmarché collapses into administration

Osborne Clarke has been drafted in on the administration of long-suffering women’s clothing retailer Bonmarché. Bonmarché became the latest high street store to collapse into administration on Friday, appointing FRP Advisory as administrators. Osborne Clarke restructuring partners Will Gunston and Nigel Boobier, as well as head of retail Dolf Darnton are advising FRP, which is […]

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