John Goodchild features in The Financial Times commenting on the law relating to hereditary peerages

John Goodchild, partner and Head of Private Wealth writes in Your Money in The Financial Times commenting on the esoteric law of primogeniture.

Kerry Glanville comments in The Guardian on the implications of the Court of Appeal decision in Mundy v Sloane Stanley Estate (2018)

The firm’s senior partner Kerry Glanville who acted for the winning party, The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate, in the widely reported appeal of Mundy v Sloane Stanley Estate, featured in The Guardian on 25 January 2018

Jason Tann and Christobel Smales write for Property Week on the impact of restrictive covenants on developments

Covenants of debatable enforceability can often be dealt with by defective title insurance. If insurance is not available or agreement cannot be reached, an application can be made to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) for the modification or discharge of a restrictive covenant.


Inheritance: Passing it further down – a good plan

A recent survey by insurer Royal London has identified £400bn in private hands waiting to be passed on. And it also shows that those holding it have different views to those who are (or are not) expecting to receive it.



New proposals for Bath Quays South could threaten the city’s World Heritage Status. Follow Stonehenge and bring in UNESCO, say Jason Tann and Christine Hereward.


Here’s the latest on the non-dom reform

What will happen to clean capital, tainted trusts and enveloped assets under the new tax regime? John Goodchild reports. The UK government has at last disclosed further details of the tax changes for UK resident non-domiciled individuals first announced in July 2015. The government remains determined to implement all the changes with effect from 6 […]


Will housebuilders down tools until the referendum storm has passed?

In September 2015, the government announced its aim for a million new homes to be built in England by 2020. Christobel Smales writes in Property Week


Breaking the land bank

Tesco used sale and leaseback transactions to release value from its property portfolio. But would it have been better off keeping the freehold of its own stores? Jason Tann comments on Tesco’s property investment strategy.


Jason Tann, Head of Commercial Real Estate comments on the West End Green development

Last month Westminster City Council approved Berkeley Homes’ controversial West End Green development next to the Paddington Green police station after eight storeys were lopped from the tower forming part of the scheme. Jason Tann, Head of Commercial Real Estate at Pemberton Greenish LLP, examines the rationale for the planning decision and considers whether it is likely to set a precedent for other developers seeking to raise West London’s skyline to new heights.



Sloane Stanley Estate v Munday Flat 3, 36 Elm Park Road London SW3 (Flat 3) Sloane Stanley Estate v Lagesse Flat 11, 26-28 Elm Park Road (Flat 11) Aaron v Wellcome Trust Flat 5, 17 Cranley Gardens London SW7 3BD (Flat 5) The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has now handed down its long awaited decision […]