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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.


39 Essex lands sports silk from 2 Temple Gardens

39 Essex Chambers has hired sports law silk Nina Goolamali QC (Call: 1995) from 2 Temple Gardens (2TG).  Her departure comes after 26 years spent at her former set, with 39 Essex set to benefit from her extensive sports law and catastrophic personal injury practice. Goolamali, who took silk in 2017, is instructed by Kennedys […]

Wise fintech

Linklaters and Latham spearhead Wise’s listing

Linklaters and Latham & Watkins have been called up to act for Wise on its plans to go public on London’s main market. Fintech Wise is instructing Linklaters, led by corporate M&A partner James Wootton, with US corporate and capital markets partner Mike Bienenfeld, UK associates Patrick Fincham and George Davie, as well as US […]

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Ince holds back dividends as Covid-19 hits financials

Operating profits at The Ince Group dropped by almost 60 per cent over 2020/21, with the firm deciding to hold back dividend payments for the year. The firm’s revenue broke the £100m barrier, growing four per cent from £96m to £100m. However, operating profit went down from £7.6m to £3m. “We are proud about the […]

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Ince replaces Barclays facility with new £17m agreement

The Ince Group has taken on a new £17m financing facility with Investec Bank that will replace a previous arrangement with Barclays. On 26 March, the listed firm brought an end to its agreement with Barclays, which included the remaining £4.2m of a term loan and £6.5m revolving credit facility. The new arrangement includes a […]

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