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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.

RIP RPI

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.

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Shearman partners face six-month delay in distributions amid structural changes

Shearman & Sterling has changed its fiscal year-end to June, The Lawyer can reveal, meaning partners will have to wait longer to receive their distributions as the firm transitions. The US firm had previously tallied up its financials, promoted partners and calculated compensation at the end of the calendar year. However, it has now shifted […]

Kirkland strikes Paul Hastings for real estate finance hire

Kirkland & Ellis has sought to develop its relationship with Starwood Capital Group in London through the hire of a Paul Hastings real estate finance lawyer. Usman Khan will join Kirkland as a partner at the end of September. He is an associate in the finance practice at Paul Hastings, where he began his legal […]

On-demand Webinar: Machine + Human: How advances in AI technology can be leveraged by in-house teams to drive efficiency

Every organisation is now grappling with combing through massive amounts of internal data to respond to internal investigations and the relentless onslaught of DSARs. As data volumes continue to grow and data sources increasingly diversify, this process will be only become more expensive and time-consuming, swallowing up valuable internal resources at a time when in-house teams are already being asked to do more with less. Advancements in AI and analytic technology can now be leveraged to overcome some of these challenges.

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Redundancies at Mundays after Knights’ acquisition

Mundays is parting ways with members of its business services function following its purchase by listed firm Knights, The Lawyer has learned. It is understood that more than 20 people spanning operational ranks in HR, IT, marketing, secretarial and support will be let go. Sources told The Lawyer that the decision was communicated internally within […]

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Trio of firms lead as Daily Mail owners sell insurance business

Slaughter and May,  Cravath Swaine & Moore and Paul Hastings have acted on The Daily Mail and General Trust’s (DMGT) £1.4bn sale of its insurance risk business RMS to Moody’s Corporation. Slaughters corporate partner David Watkins is leading for DMGT, with associates Max Schofield and Daniel Bell. Partner William Turtle is acting on competition matters […]

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