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What to consider if you are planning to rent or purchase railway - Tristan Wark writes for EG land

Tristan Wark
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Network Rail sold a commercial property portfolio for £1.46bn to Blackstone Group and Telereal Trillium (The Arch Company) in 2018. TfL’s property portfolio is 16 times the size of Hyde Park, and the mayor of London Sadiq Khan has set a...

Q&A: The expiry of the stay on possession proceedings - what happens next?

Chloe Benson
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During the COVID-19 pandemic almost all forms of possession proceedings and enforcement action have been stayed. This means that, for parties currently involved in such proceedings, they have no choice but to wait until the stay period is over before they...

Coronavirus: the Government's Future Fund scheme has provided £512.9 million in funding so far - is your company eligible?

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According to figures released this week by HM Treasury, a total of 816 applications have been made under the government’s Future Fund scheme which opened for applications on 20th May 2020. Under the Future Fund scheme, government funding is...

Closing the ethnicity wealth wage gap: is mandatory pay reporting on the horizon?

Charlotte Moorhouse
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The Black Lives Matter movement, which has been illuminating and thought-provoking, has led to the resurgence of a former parliamentary petition to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting – to shine a light on race/ethnicity based inequality in...

A guide to turnover rents and turnover leases

Tristan Wark
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Tristan Wark, senior associate in our real estate team, explained the fundamentals of turnover rents and turnover leases and provided top tips for retailers considering agreeing a turnover based rent in the July edition of CWB Magazine. Since...

EMI share options - perks and pitfalls

Jessica Nugent
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Enterprise Management Incentive (“EMI”) share option schemes have always been popular with employers and employees as a tax-efficient way for employees to share in the growth in value of the company for which they work.  They are becoming...

How to get divorced - Goodman Derrick's family law team contribute to the Financial Times Guide

Charlotte Coyle
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Lucy Warwick-Ching's wide-ranging and timely article on modern divorce appeared in this weekend's Financial Times, with insightful contribution from Goodman Derrick LLP's family law associate  Charlotte Coyle . The full...

A guide to opening your restaurant, cafe or pub after the coronavirus lockdown, 4 July

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An earlier version of this article first appeared in the June edition of The Caterer  Whatever happens next will be very different, now is the time to precision plan your opening. Significant changes to lockdown restrictions for hospitality...

Gaming, Gamification and the Real Estate Sector - PropTech

Chris Barkley
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Chris Barkley's article first appeared in the June print edition of Property Investor News Hundreds of millions of people on the planet are now regularly playing online games with numbers set to increase exponentially. The UK is already starting...

A checklist for lead counsel who require an English law firm on a multi-jurisdictional share purchase involving English companies

Edward Hoare
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Goodman Derrick's Corporate team are well known for providing a seamless service to lead counsel who require an English law firm on a multi-jurisdictional share purchase involving English companies. We have produced a checklist for this situation,...

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