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Will valuers become the superheroes of the future?

Considerations around sustainability are increasingly driving tenant, owner and investor behaviour, and are also beginning to impact the way that commercial buildings are being valued. But sustainability is just one of the components that valuers need to consider when calculating the potential rent and yield of a property. So, how can we accurately quantify the value of green assets, especially in relation to other kinds of assets?

The choice of forum: a local court or international arbitration?

Due to the independence of the judiciary in each country or region, an award or a judgment rendered in one jurisdiction does not necessarily mean that it can be naturally enforced in other jurisdictions. Therefore, when choosing a dispute resolution forum, the very first consideration should be whether the award or judgment made by this forum can be enforced in the jurisdiction where the parties’ property is located.

Chambers Insurance Litigation 2021: Cayman Islands

Partners Alex Potts QC, Jonathon Milne, Ben Hobden and Erik Bodden were pleased to contribute the Cayman Islands chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Insurance Litigation 2021.

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New scheme set up to rival Solicitors Property Centres

One of the pioneers of the solicitors property shop concept is to establish a rival to the planned Solicitors Property Centres (SPC) chain. Solicitor Michael Garson, who in February this year organised one of the first conferences calling for solicitors to band together and sell property, has now set up the Independent Property Solicitors Organisation […]

Contempt over release of info

The House of Lords is considering whether to give leave for appeal in Propend Finance Property and ors v Sing and anor. Propend, an Australian company, has so far failed in its moves to bring contempt proceedings over the release of confidential information, which it claims was obtained from documents originally seized under search warrants […]

Linklaters opens Essex communications centre

LINKLATERS & Paines has opened its long-planned new “disaster-proof” Essex communications centre. The £3m new site at Colchester Business Park, which opened this month, will safeguard the firm’s data in case disaster strikes its London offices, and also provide a 24-hour support service to the firm’s offices around the world. Simon Thompson, Linklaters’ head of […]

Trainees – a City view

Write to: The Editor, The Lawyer, 50 Poland Street, London W1V 4AX, Fax 0171 734 0534 The Policy Institute’s 4th Year study has produced the usual anti-City outbursts. Self-interest groups maintain that it proves widespread discrimination against women and ethnic minorities in the allocation of training places; even that this discrimination exists “regardless of academic […]

Kenya embraces Law Society mission

The Law Society is hailing a recent human rights mission to Kenya as a major success, after the Kenyan Gov ernment accepted its recommendation for a workshop to discuss the much-maligned Kenyan justice system. A delegation from the Law Society’s international human rights working party made the recommendation after visiting the country earlier this year. […]

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