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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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The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings The bar is fast splintering into three distinct groups, with the UK’s top commercial sets pulling away from their personal injury, employment and criminal counterparts. Chambers are far from immune to the changes coursing through the legal market. The Jackson […]

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Kinstellar joins tiny band of international firms in Bulgaria as it launches in Sofia

Emerging markets specialist Kinstellar has announced the launch of its eighth office, opening in Bulgaria with the hire of a lawyer from Wolf Theiss. The firm has appointed Wolf Theiss senior associate Diana Dimova as a corporate partner in Sofia along with another 10 lawyers.  Kinstellar managing partner Jason Mogg said the firm would grow […]

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Olswang’s former CEO Stewart quits the firm

Olswang’s former CEO David Stewart, who stepped down from his role at the start of October mid-way through his second three-year term, has left the firm. No further details of the reasons behind Stewart’s departure or his future plans have so far emerged. Similarly it remains unclear who will be taking over from Stewart at […]

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11-20 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue trends Within this segment only Slaughter and May and Eversheds have held steady on revenues over the past five years. The years of greatest activity were 2011 to 2013, when Clyde & Co, […]

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