Latest Briefings

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.

Recommended

Dechert ramps up City hiring with second Kirkland joiner

Dechert has hired another corporate partner from Kirkland & Ellis, following swiftly from the recruitment of Mark Thompson almost three weeks ago. The firm is adding private equity specialist Sam Whittaker, who will be joining during the summer after almost seven years at the US rival. A partner since 2019, Whittaker joined as an M&A […]

Hogan Lovells scouts new developments ahead of HQ decision

Hogan Lovells is continuing its search for new premises in the City, though sources claim an extension of its current space is steadily becoming the preferred option. The Lawyer has learned that the firm is keen on holding onto its Atlantic House premises following a sustained streak of viewings in the City. It has inhabited the […]

David Pollitt, DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft ups staff bonus spend to £10m

DAC Beachcroft is raising its spend on staff bonuses to around £10m for this financial year, as firms increasingly seek ways to reward employees for their efforts during the pandemic. The move marks a rise of 45 per cent compared to its bonus spend of £7m last year. Managing partner David Pollitt said of the […]

Square Mile Heron Tower

Alston builds out City finance team with latest lateral

Alston & Bird is expanding its City partner ranks with the addition of a finance partner from Vinson & Elkins. The US firm’s London base is taking on partner Paul Simcock, who leaves after three years at the rival. Simcock joined Vinson from Jones Day in 2018. He was part of a slew of hires […]

Find legal roles

Make your next move with The Lawyer Careers. Search and apply for thousands of vacancies, or receive email alerts for new roles when they go live. Whether you're looking at private practice, in-house legal or an exciting business support role, you'll find your future here.

Search vacancies