A Black Swan event: The Privy Council clarifies the law on freezing injunctions

On 4 October 2021, a seven-member panel of the Privy Council issued its judgment in Broad Idea v Convoy Collateral [2021] UKPC 24, which considered the overruling by the Court of Appeal of the jurisdiction established in the case of Black Swan Investment ISA v Harvest View Ltd that allowed litigants to bring applications in the British Virgin Islands for freestanding injunctive relief in support of foreign proceedings.

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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.


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