2023

20 December 2023

The overriding concern of the industry is that the government’s proposals will lead to even less housing being delivered - Victoria Du Croz quoted in the Financial Times

Planning Partner, Victoria Du Croz, has been quoted in the FT article entitled “Michael Gove insists he has not ‘abandoned’ local housing targets.”

Speaking on Tuesday 19 December, as the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published, Michael Gove said that local authorities will be given three months to deliver housing plans or face losing planning powers.

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24 August 2023

Developers get ready for BNG – Sophie Smith quoted in Property Week

Planning Associate, Sophie Smith, has been quoted in Property Week’s latest piece addressing biodiversity net gain (BNG) and the November deadline for developers.

From November, developers in England will have to ensure any projects they undertake produce a BNG of at least 10% - and put a plan in place to ensure the gain is maintained for 30 years or more.

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4 August 2023

Logistics needs to reach a more diverse talent pool – Victoria Towers writes to Property Week Editor

Commercial Real Estate Partner and Co-Head of the Industrial and Logistics group, Victoria Towers, has written to the Editor of Property Week on how “the recent announcement that the Generation Logistics campaign, which aims to improve recruitment and retention in the logistics workforce, securing another year of government funding is welcome news for the sector, where there remains a critical need to expand the labour pool.”

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23 June 2023

Singapore’s The Business Times features Nick Jacob’s insights on succession in Asia

Private Client Partner, Nick Jacob, has been profiled by Singapore’s The Business Times, in an article entitled ‘Business families’ secret to succession is when boss/dad/mum learns to let go’. Labelled “the godfather of Asian Family Governance work" in the Chambers HNW 2022 Guide, Nick has unparalleled experience advising high net worth clients on putting together plans that provide for family succession, the protection of the family business, the avoidance of family disputes, and all aspects of international family governance.

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23 January 2023

Why Family Governance is Important – Patricia Boon speaks to Jersey Finance

Private Client Partner, Patricia Boon, speaks to Jersey Finance about what Family Governance means and why it is so important for wealthy families in Asia.

Speaking to Business Development Consultant, Maria McDermott, Patricia explains the concept of family governance and shares why it is so important in succession planning, particularly in times of divorce or conflict.

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10 January 2023

Now that the sale of Channel 4 is off, what does that mean for its property strategy? – Owen Spencer speaks for React News

Commercial Real Estate Senior Associate and member of our Film & TV Studios Group, Owen Spencer, has written for React News on the ongoing ownership saga surrounding Channel 4, and how staying in public ownership – in addition the departure from its role as “publisher-broadcaster” – may result in greater investment in regional production facilities.

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