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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.


Bakers reports 20 per cent turnover growth

Baker & McKenzie has reported global turnover growth of 20 per cent in the 2007 financial year with total income rising to $1.829bn (£910m). The bulk of this – 41 per cent ($750m, £373.1m) – came from Europe and the Middle East with 35 per cent of revenue coming from North and Latin America and […]

Salans formalises Polish best friend relationship

Salans has boosted its reach into the Polish legal market with the signing of a relationship agreement with Krupa Srokosz Patryas in southern Poland. The relationship gives Salans support in the industrial zones of Silesia and Malopolska, which are important centres for the production of cars and electronic goods. Salans chairman Stephen Finch said: “The […]

Web week

The Lawyer‘s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email •The lawyer that got the creamOn the Law Society’s roll of qualified solicitors there are thousands of frustrated novelists […]

Dechert skittish about following British

US firm Dechert is hoping to expand its international capabilities by launching in the Middle East. While the firm has built up a strong client base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is yet to have a presence on the ground in any of the jurisdictions. While many US and UK firms made the […]

Work Life Quiz: Hugh Peart, London Borough of Harrow

What was your first-ever job?Driving a blackcurrant-picking machine. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Paying a client’s disbursement without their authority.</<p>Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?My PA’s office. What time do you usually leave the office?5.30pm. What do you do at […]

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