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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.



Kennedys’ net debt doubled in 2011/12 as result of tax loan

Kennedys’ net debt at 30 April 2012 was almost double what it was at the same date in 2011, as the firm took out a tax loan for the first time to ease the pain of paying a lump sum in January. Net debt at Kennedys at 30 April 2012 was £18.4m, according to the […]


Hot 100: Sara Luder, Slaughter and May

Sara Luder (scroll down for video interview) is one of three female practice chiefs at Slaughter and May – four when Deborah Finkler becomes head of disputes next year after Richard Clark steps up to executive partner – and one of the City’s top tax lawyers. She is the lead tax partner for many of […]

Tech Media

Fenwick and O’Melveny join local firm as Cisco buys Israeli software group

US firms Fenwick & West and O’Melveny & Myers and Israel’s Herzog Fox & Neeman have landed roles as Cisco acquires Israeli software maker Intucell for an estimated $475m (£300m). The deal boosts the networking giant’s mobile data traffic capabilities, marking the company’s second acquisition of an Israeli company over the past 12 months. Cisco […]

Anthony Clare

Sportingbet takeover legal fees reach £6.85m as host of firms advise

Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst and Nabarro will share the bulk of up to £6.85m in legal fees for their advice on the joint takeover bid for online betting outfit Sportingbet by William Hill and GVC Holdings, official filings have disclosed. The figure, revealed in a formal deal document filed by the parties last Friday (25 January), […]

Data protection for schools

According to recent headlines, UK schools are ‘risking children’s security with inconsistent data protection’. A study by academics at East Anglia and Plymouth universities found that schoolchildren’s addresses, routes to school and even fingerprints are at risk of exploitation because nearly half of the 1,059 schools surveyed have no policy for handling personal data. Inadequate […]

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