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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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‘Technical excellence won’t be king anymore’

In this latest 60-second interview, Peerpoint MD Carolyn Aldous talks to The Lawyer about changes to the legal market, trends in legal consulting and what successful legal teams will look like in the future. Has the pandemic changed your approach to the legal market? Our key values have stayed the same, but we’ve had to […]

Allen & Overy

A&O takes over from Dechert in torture claim trial

Allen & Overy (A&O) is advising the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), as its former advisers at Dechert prepare to defend themselves from torture allegations made by ex-employees of RAK and its investment authority. The over-arching claim is against Dechert, its former white-collar co-head Neil Gerrard, partner Caroline Black and David Hughes, who moved […]

Linklaters

Tribunal sides with Linklaters in sexual harassment claim

The Employment Tribunal has rejected claims of sexual harassment from a former paralegal who had directed allegations against Linklaters and the chief operating officer of its in-house tech startup. The case concerned allegations against Partha Mudgil, who left Linklaters’ Nakhoda startup back in February 2020 having been chief operating officer (COO) of the firm’s in-house […]

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