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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.

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Onus on UK pensions industry after OFT does not refer DC pensions to CC, says Eversheds

Francois Barker, head of pensions at Eversheds, has commented on the UK Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT’s) decision not to refer defined-contribution (DC) pensions to the Competition Commission. This is despite the various weaknesses with the DC pensions market that were identified in the OFT’s DC market study last September. Barker said that the OFT considered […]

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Minster Law blames law change for £599K loss

ABS Minster Law posted a £599,000 loss in 2012/13 after being swallowed up by price comparison site comparethemarket.com owner BGL in May 2013. According to accounts filed with Companies House the figure compares to a £3.1m profit generated by the volume personal injury (PI) firm the previous year. The firm blamed the loss of the […]

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Boris-backed Pocket Living picks Speechly as sole adviser

Private housing developer Pocket Living has cut its legal panel from five to one, making Speechly Bircham its sole legal adviser.  Pocket founder and chief executive Marc Vlessing, who would not comment on which other firms the company previously used, told The Lawyer that the decision to cut its legal advisers down to one was […]

Eversheds comments on news that EU is ready to lift duty on most US goods

Eversheds has commented on the news that the European Union (EU) is ready to lift duty on most US goods, stating that the deal brings both opportunities and concerns. David Savage, international trade expert at Eversheds, said: ‘The removal of trade barriers between the EU and the US represents a fantastic opportunity for companies wishing […]

It’s all go in Canada

Yesterday we reported that DLA Piper’s plans to enter the Canadian market have been put on hold after its talks with a group of lawyers from collapsed firm Heenan Blaikie collapsed at the weekend. Now Dentons may be in the frame to take a chunk of the dissolved firm on board. The multi-verein firm, which […]

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