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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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Protect consumers, not corporates: public-service lawyering offers true purpose

By CMA chair Jonathan Scott, CMA panel inquiry chair Martin Coleman and CMA panel member Colleen Keck Talented associates often see private practice as the only route to a successful and fulfilling career, not least because of the financial rewards. And indeed, our combined careers have spanned leading positions in global law firms and we […]

On-demand webinar: Team management – talent today vs the talent of tomorrow

Keeping teams engaged and motivated during a global pandemic has been a new and unanticipated challenge faced by senior leaders in this new decade. As the old way of working will not be returned to by most, how can you make sure that you are getting the best out of your team and how well does your talent of today shape up for the future business of law firms?

Financials 2020/21: RPC profits leap after bumper year

RPC’s revenue soared by 23 per cent over the past financial year, while profits rose by nearly 50 per cent. Revenue across its offices in London, Bristol, Singapore and Hong Kong offices jumped to £136m in 2020/21 from £110.1m in 2019/20. Net profit also rose by 49.7 percent from £31.7m to £47.4m. Similarly, the firm […]

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