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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.



Edwards Wildman corporate partners threaten to walk over compensation

Edwards Wildman Palmer is in the midst of “ongoing dialogue” with five of its London-based corporate partners as they threaten to quit over pay.  According to sources the group of corporate partners have argued that they should be compensated in a different way to some of their colleagues, apparently due to the success of the […]

Gateley advises on AIM admission of German biopharmaceuticals company

Gateley has advised on the admission to trading of German biopharmaceuticals company Biofrontera on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller-growing companies. Biofrontera is also listed in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf and specialises in the development of medical cosmetics and dermatological drugs for the care and treatment of skin diseases. Nick Emmerson, a corporate […]

Eversheds set to host 6th Annual UK Ports Conference

Eversheds has announced it will be hosting the 6th Annual UK Ports Conference, which will discuss the challenges facing port owners and operators and will provide essential updates on the policy and initiatives proposed by the European Commission and the UK government. Hosted at the Eversheds London office on 25 June 2014, delegates will hear from […]

Ogier announces completion of Ogier Fiduciary Services MBO

Following receipt of all regulatory approvals, the management buy-out (MBO) by the partners of Ogier Fiduciary Services from the Ogier Group was completed on 18 June 2014. This means that with immediate effect Ogier Fiduciary Services and Ogier are two independent businesses. The MBO of Ogier Fiduciary Services is backed by Electra Partners, which invested […]

DLA Piper hires Karl Dial to its litigation practice in Dallas

DLA Piper has announced that Karl Dial will join the firm’s litigation practice as a partner in the Dallas office. Dial is a trial lawyer who handles complex business and commercial litigation. He represents directors and officers in securities class actions, derivative cases and proxy solicitation claims. A CPA, he also has significant experience representing […]

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