'Epic change' for lawyers as the Land Registry relaxes its rules


"It’s rare that the Land Registry does anything which anyone outside the world of property law might want to read about," says top property lawyer Nicky Richmond, "but today, May 4th, is that day." Identity verification rules have been relaxed in light of the Covid-19 lockdown...

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Nicky Richmond

Managing Partner at Brecher

Nicky is a real estate and real estate finance lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in the field. She acts for both developers and lenders , mainly on mid-market transactions. Nicky is recommended in Legal 500 as someone who “articulates complex legal issues clearly” a skill much needed in the world of real-estate finance and development. Nicky is also the Brecher's Training Partner and organises the firm’s comprehensive training programme, focused on the delivery of legal excellence. Nicky writes for the property and legal press and has been published in The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and the FT, Estates Gazette and The Lawyer Magazine. She was, for many years, The Lawyer’s regular restaurant reviewer, managing to combine her marketing and client care with her other passion, eating out and writing about it. She has her own food blog at thefoodjudge.com; her legal writing can be found at strictlylegal.me.

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