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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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Former government ministers take up new roles at Travers and Withers

Former culture secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-Attorney General Geoffrey Cox are to take up new roles at Travers Smith and Withers respectively. Morgan will take up a consultant role in Travers’ technology group. The move marks a return for the former Travers corporate lawyer, who worked at the City firm between 2002 and 2010 before […]

The Lawyer Awards shortlist: In-house legal operations team of the year

The award for the in-house legal operations team of the year, sponsored by Digital Legal Exchange, sees a number of contenders that managed to tap into their teams’ capabilities and external resources to reinvent how they worked and better serve the rest of their business. Markerstudy The general counsel at insurance business Markerstudy, which underwrites […]

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