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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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Former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen has resigned from the firm to join Los Angeles-headquartered Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. He is to be joined at the US firm by fellow Ashurst corporate partner Mark Sperotto, thought to be one of the firm’s most profitable partners. Geffen’s move is the most high-profile trophy hire from a […]

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Slaughters advises Wonga on FCA-prompted £220m debt write-off deal

Slaughter and May has advised Wonga on the agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that wrote off £220m of debt from approximately 330,000 customers this week. Wonga and the FCA announced the voluntary agreement reached between two parties earlier this week, which also involves the loans company paying compensation of over £2.6m for unfair […]

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Cyber security peer panel: A duty to inform

The Information Commissioner’s Office has intensified its focus on lawyers with respect to data breaches, and mandatory breach notification is on the way Q: Are law firms a particular target for cyber attack? Ross McKean, data protection practice group leader, Olswang: Yes. UK law firms are a honeypot for hackers. You name it, we have it: […]

Mishcon’s three-day week revolution

Mishcon de Reya may have found the solution to any potential space problem in its newly planned Aldwych office: although it will be bringing its four offices under one roof, its lawyers may seldom set foot in the building. Managing partner Kevin Gold has approved three-day weeks and has told lawyers to take unlimited holidays […]

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