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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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Clifford Chance dismantles office rota system after staff pushback

Clifford Chance has dismantled its office rotation system due to low uptake and feedback from staff, The Lawyer has learned. The repopulation of the Canary Wharf skyscraper occupied by Clifford Chance initially happened through red and blue split teams that were created during its remote working trial in March and later arranged according to practices […]

Black History Month: Mayer Brown’s Kwadwo Sarkodie

I am mixed race; my father is from Ghana and my mother is from the UK. I was born in the UK but grew up in Tanzania. I spent my formative years there and came to the UK aged 12 for secondary school and university, but regularly travelled to Tanzania over that period. I have […]

Hausfeld staff told they can work remotely until Easter 2021

After previously offering staff the chance to work remotely up to five days a week until 31 December 2020, Hausfeld has now formally extended its policy until mid-next year. Understood to be the first City firm to increase its timeframe until Easter 2021, the litigation specialist confirmed to The Lawyer that its offer of full-time remote […]

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