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Podcast series #2 – The future of build-to-rent

Shoosmiths has produced another three-part podcast series on the BTR sector. In this podcast, the second in the series, real estate partner, Choisanne Man, speaks with John German, Managing Director of Residential Investment at Invesco Real Estate, on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the build-to-rent market, from an investor/funder perspective.


Lester Aldridge – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £13.5m Revenue per partner: £355,300 Revenue per lawyer: £170,900 Total number of partners: 38 Total number of fee-earners: 140 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 79 Total number of support staff: 178 Offices: Bournemouth, Bournemouth Airport, Milton Keynes, Southampton Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Full service Clients: BNP Paribas, British […]

Ius laboris forms joint venture with EEF

International employment law alliance ius laboris is joining forces with manufacturers’ organisation EEF to provide overseas labour law advice. EEF’s members come from the manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors. It provides business services, including employment law and HR advice, for member companies. The organisation has an 85-strong team of lawyers and employment relations experts to […]

SLG suffers in-fighting over training

Solicitors in Local Government (SLG), the professional body representing the 4,000 local government lawyers in England and Wales, has become embroiled in a spat over the future of its training unit. Protracted negotiations over the future of the unit broke down last year when its manager Peter Godper broke away from SLG to launch his […]

Triple loss at Weightmans prompts strategy shift

Weightmans is redirecting its corporate and commercial strategy as three department heads leave the Manchester office. Head of corporate Jonathan Shorrock, head of corporate recovery Glyn Willmott and head of planning and environment John Holmes will all quit in March in what is understood to be separate career moves. Managing partner Patrick Gaul said the […]

Knight & Sons – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £6.2m Revenue per partner: £364,700 Revenue per lawyer: £163,200 Total number of partners: 17 Total number of fee-earners: 65 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 38 Total number of support staff: 67 Office: Newcastle-under-Lyme Equity structure: Merit Core business: Commercial, commercial litigation, commercial property, corporate, tax, trust and private client Clients: […]

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