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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.


Insolvency law

Barnea & Co offers unique expertise in consulting, managing and representing companies, lenders and creditors in all corporate insolvency proceedings. This includes companies facing financial difficulties, companies that have been granted protection against creditors or are in receivership or liquidation and also individuals facing bankruptcy. As part of its activity, the firm offers counsel on […]

No5 Chambers team completes Bristol Legal Walk 2014

A team was No5 Chambers has taken part in the Bristol Legal Walk, which took place on 22 September and has so far raised £110. The team — comprising James Stoll, James Turner, Chris Norman and Charlotte Duckworth — completed the 10km walk around Bristol, which started at the Civil Law Courts and ended at The […]


A&O exploits opportunity to break into South Africa

Allen & Overy has become the latest firm to move into South Africa, hiring a finance team from Bowman Gilfillan – but just how significant is the move? Allen & Overy (A&O) has a tendency to be a little coy when rumours start circulating that it is opening a new office, with a standard line […]

Freshfields in the US: Don’t call us magic circle

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been no stranger to the headlines this month, having made a series of bold – and rare – US lateral hires. Now the firm has come out with an even bolder mission plan. As outlined in this week’s cover feature, the firm wants to discard its magic circle tag in the […]

Shoosmiths appoints Peter Duff as chairman

Shoosmiths has announced that Peter Duff has been elected chairman with effect from 1 May 2015. Duff is head of the firm’s commercial practice group and an employment partner. He succeeds Andrew Tubbs, who will step down from the role at the end of April 2015 following the completion of four terms as chairman. Duff […]

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