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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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Burges Salmon hits £100m turnover for first time

Burges Salmon has recorded a double-digit surge in revenue, as it nevertheless took cautious steps to protect its business at the start of the pandemic. Revenue went up 11 per cent from £94.6m to £104.9m, while net profit rose from £28.7m to £31.7m. However, average profit per equity partner (PEP) recorded a more muted increase […]

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UK and US firms drafted in on William Hill’s takeover offer

A raft of firms, including Slaughter and May and Linklaters, have been called up on William Hill’s talks with Caesars Entertainment on a potential £2.9bn takeover. In the UK, Slaughter and May and Linklaters are lined up for William Hill and Caesars. Slaughters corporate M&A partners Murray Cox and David Johnson are taking the lead […]

Charles Russell Speechlys ushers in new senior partner

The partnership at Charles Russell Speechlys has elected the firm’s next senior partner, as well as appointed a non-executive director to help define future strategies. The firm has elected partner Bart Peerless, who will take on the role from May 2021. He will succeed incumbent Christopher Page, who has served for two terms over eight […]

Stephenson Harwood changes tack on two-day-a-week office return

Stephenson Harwood is holding back on its plan to encourage staff to spend at least two days a week in the office following the latest change in the UK Government’s Covid-19 guidance. It was just last month that the firm set a date of early September for its “proper” return to its City office, as […]

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