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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.


Bird & Bird wraps up Kit-Kat win for Nestlé

Bird & Bird and Nestlé’s in-house team have secured a landmark victory in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Following a 10-year legal battle over the registration of the Kit-Kat slogan ‘Have a Break’, the ECJ ruled in favour of Nestlé on 7 July and said the slogan can be registered. As first reported on […]

Central European offices commit to EY Law

The law firms in Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) central European area have reaffirmed their commitment to EY Law Europe despite a fresh round of departures from the network. At a meeting of E&Y’s central European area earlier this month “law” was recognised as the fourth service line of the accountancy practice in the region. The […]

Former client puts Ince in dock over shipping brawl

City-based shipping specialist Ince & Co has been hit by a multimillion-dollar negligence claim from a former Greek client. City-based shipping specialist Ince & Co has been hit by a multimillion-dollar negligence claim from a former Greek client. Blue Strim Maritime has filed a claim in the Greek courts for $23m (£13.1m) in damages, alleging that […]

BLG reels as non-contentious team splinters

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has been rocked by the loss of its superstar head of commercial and technology Kit Burden to DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Burden’s defection follows hard on the heels of the departures of former corporate chief John Longdon and former banking head Graham Wedlake to the London arm of Chicago’s […]

Herbies secures major Indian telecoms work

Herbert Smith has furthered its strategic push into both the Asian and communications markets with the completion of its largest transaction to date for key Indian client the Tata Group. Head of international communications Nick Elverston and senior consultant Nimi Patel led the team advising Indian telecommunications giant Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL) on the non-US […]

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