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Now that’s what I call progress

Love it or loathe it — there isn’t a middle ground with HS2 — the high speed link between London, Birmingham and the North is hardly out of the news. And, for good reason. Taxpayers’ money to the tune of what was initially a £33billion scheme, may well ending being double that figure; some have […]

One Silk Road Property Development & Investment

One Silk Road Property Development & Investment brings together professionals operating in the property arena, encompaassing a range of skills and services, including property development, architecture and interior design, legal services, banking and finance and marketing consultancy. The latest brochure is available to view online here and if you would like to join this growing […]

Don’t become a liability

With the EU-phoria of the World Cup journey dissipating and the long and twisting road leading to Brexit ahead, Tony Sampson Consultant Solicitor and Insolvency Practitioner at Keystone Law issues a timely warning about the importance of keeping on top of cashflow in what could be turbulent seas ahead. The benefits of being a director […]

The Business of Football from a legal perspective

If the Premier League was decided by reference to gross profitability, then according to the latest Final Table analysis in the The Times, based on each club’s TV game fee; place money and share of TV income and their estimated wage bills (in £ million), the final 2017/2018 table might look something like this: If […]

Gimme shelter revisited: the under invested

It doesn’t get much better than being part of an 80,000 crowd at the London Stadium on a beautiful May evening, listening to the poignant opening notes of “Gimme Shelter” ringing out under the darkening skies.  That same week it was announced that Country Garden, a global property developer that specialises in so called “Meta […]

Guanxi: can you afford to ignore it?

“What is guanxi?” you may ask. It is a Chinese concept that refers to those personal networks and relationships through which you have an influence for mutual benefit. There is no direct translation into English, but guanxi also incorporates the advantages that such relationships can have and as such is very important in helping to […]

Spring into action

With the first signs of spring (!) comes the question in the minds of most UK property watchers — both new and experienced, here and overseas — “Will 2018 be the year to Buy, Hold or Sell?” Whilst most people would agree that the UK property market operates under different rules from the rest of […]

See How Your (Micro) Garden Grows

When looking to sell or rent a residential property we all know that the aroma of fresh coffee will do much to evoke a sense of home and will help those viewing the property to imagine they have already moved in. But well maintained and attractive window boxes or balcony planters will further enhance the […]

A view from the stand

On the day that gracious tributes were being paid to the late Cyrille Regis; Arsenal convincingly beat Crystal Palace and Watford’s defeat at Leicester signified the end of their manager’s short reign at Vicarage Road… I was reminded of the comment made by Terry Neill, the former Gunners’ player and manager — that you didn’t […]