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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.


‘Google AdWords litigation’ between Marks & Spencer and Interflora

On 21 May, Arnold J in the High Court delivered his judgment in the ‘Google AdWords’ litigation between Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Interflora. This article summarises the High Court decision but also asks where that decision leaves comparative advertising — something of a forgotten man in this litigation. Applying the reasoning of the European Court, […]

Shale gas: do we need evolution or a revolution?

If the government believes that the environmental impacts of extracting shale gas can be managed, now is the time to step up its efforts to ensure shale can make a real difference to the UK’s energy mix. It is difficult to remember a time when political tensions over economic growth and environmental protection were in […]

Patricia Walsh

Lawyer Management: Squire Sanders

Patricia Walsh is the global chief HR officer at Squire Sanders. She has previously held roles at Hammonds and Bupa. What are the key elements of your role? I’m responsible for all aspects of HR for staff and am a member of the firm’s legal personnel committee, which consists of a representative group of partners […]


Moves: 1 July

Move of the week Clifford Chance has hired Latham & Watkins’ head of investment funds in the Middle East and Africa Kai Schneider for its Singapore office. Schneider is a partner based in Latham & Watkins’ Dubai office. He will relocate to Singapore for his new role, where he will head the funds and investment […]

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Former BOA legal director takes up chief role at ping pong association

The former legal director of the British Olympic Association (BOA), Sara Sutcliffe, has become interim CEO at the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA). Sutcliffe’s appointment comes following the retirement of the association’s former CEO Richard Yule, who served at the helm for almost two decades from 1995 to June 2013.  Sutcliffe brings with her 12 […]

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