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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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⭐ Financial Results: Live

Keep checking this live blog for the latest on law firms’ financial results this year. You can find it in the Features section towards the bottom of the homepage.

Monzo

Monzo set for in-house overhaul after GC hire

Monzo’s new general counsel has outlined her plans to re-engineer the challenger bank’s lawyers to equip them for digital disruption. Stephanie Pagni joined Monzo from Barclays in March as its GC and company secretary, filling a void left by the departure of head of legal James Sullivan. Founded six years ago, Monzo was the UK’s […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters sets out WFH rules for staff and new joiners

Slaughter and May has finalised its approach to flexible working for the long term, with the majority of its staff expected to be in the office 60 per cent of the time. The firm said that people in London and Brussels will be expected to work remotely 40 per cent of their hours, a similar […]

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Live blog: law and the Super League

The latest developments in the aftermath of the collapse of the breakaway league from the legal point of view. Contact alex.taylor@thelawyer.com with related news or analysis.

Linklaters

Decline and stall: the clock is ticking for Linklaters’ finance team

In late 2019, Linklaters’ global head of banking Davide Mencacci left his base in Hong Kong to visit the London headquarters of the firm. It was a standard trip for a practice leader; catching up with fellow partners, updating management and shaking hands with clients. All seemed normal, but there was something brewing. Just a […]

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