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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.



Mannheimer posts modest revenue growth after China exit

Sweden’s largest firm Mannheimer Swartling has posted a modest revenue increase of 2.9 per cent for 2020, a year when the firm pulled out of Greater China. Mannheimer’s turnover rose 2.9 per cent from SEK1.4bn to SEK1.44bn in an unprecedented year hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The result comes after the firm recently closed its […]

Pinsents granted appeal in £1.5bn SKAT case

The Kingdom of Denmark, represented by Pinsent Masons, has been granted one strand of its appeal in the mammoth SKAT case, after a High Court strike-out last month. Following the appeal lodged by Pinsents on behalf of the Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), the claimant was successful in challenging the original decision – but only against […]

On-demand webinar: The art and science behind marketing

The pandemic has led to massive behavioural changes which have affected client habits, content engagement and client relationships, but have marketing strategies adapted to align with this psychological shift and how data-driven were those decisions? This session explores the importance of data in this increasingly digitalised world and where human insights still have a part to play in getting the right message across to the right people.

Mayhew and Baumer

BCLP eyes office return in new long-term approach

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) will expect its workforce to attend the office for the majority of their working hours, as it outlines its future arrangements. From early September, its lawyers and staff globally will be encouraged to work from the office for “the majority of the time”, a statement from the firm said. The […]

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