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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.


Shoosmiths advises TTA on sale of The Travel Network Group

Shoosmiths has advised TTA (2007) Ltd on the sale of The Travel Network Group Ltd to a newly established company, TTNG Investments Ltd as part of an internal management buyout. TTA (2007) Ltd is backed by Alcuin Capital, who specialise in making growth capital investments and supporting management buy-outs in smaller-middle market companies based in […]

Walder Wyss appoints Härtsch as partner

Walder Wyss has an­nounced that Theodor Härtsch has joined the firm as a new part­ner on 21 Jan­u­ary 2016. Härtsch ad­vises banks and cor­po­rate clients in fi­nanc­ing mat­ters (debt and eq­uity fi­nanc­ings). In ad­di­tion, he coun­sels on cap­i­tal mar­kets law (ini­tial pub­lic of­fer­ings, rights is­sues), pub­lic M&A mat­ters as well as cor­po­rate and cap­i­tal mar­kets com­pli­ance. He also ad­vises fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions […]

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