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WBD hybrid working policy will allow people to choose where they work

02 Aug 2021
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has unveiled its new policy for all its UK offices, adopting a hybrid working model. Its people will have the flexibility to combine home and office working, blending personal preferences with business and clients' needs without any mandatory requirements being set across the business other than for those in learning roles.

Property owners post-COVID: what overseas investors in the UK property market should know

27 Jul 2021
During a recent instalment of our property owners post-COVID webinar series, our panellists explored overseas investment in the UK. In particular the conversation included the typical issues which arise for non-UK resident trustees, what lenders look for, when they may or may not be prepared to lend and what may impact pricing, and how to select investment opportunities, as well as the relevant UK tax issues to be aware when structuring deals and ownership.

Responsible Business: FRC's plan to tackle Environmental, Social and Governance challenges

26 Jul 2021
ESG concerns are becoming ever more relevant to corporate bodies of all sizes across the UK. For many years now, climate change, sustainability, green energy, reducing one's carbon footprint, deforestation and charitable giving, to name a few, have been high on the corporate agenda. We have seen these wider public interest issues commonly factor into business reporting, management decision-making and stakeholder management.