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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.


Voluntary approach to UK boardroom representation ‘is delivering progress’

Audrey Williams, head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the latest figures surrounding the representation of women in UK boardrooms. She said: ‘These latest figures show that the voluntary approach in the UK, driven by Lord Davies’ recommendations and annual reviews, is delivering progress. It allows companies the freedom to remove barriers to female […]

David Corker

When juries are right and judges are wrong

A recent case highlights why juries in fraud cases are anything but an anachronism. Since at least 1985 when the Roskill report on the conduct of criminal fraud litigation was written with its recommendation for an expert tribunal to supplant the jury, there have been repeated calls for its abolition in criminal fraud trials. On […]


Moves: 6 October 2014

Move of the week Linklaters is expanding its London real estate practice with the partner hire of Simon Price. Price, who joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, specialises in structured real estate investments, and acts for private equity funds and overseas investors. UK London Duane Morris has recruited partner Saionton Basu to its corporate practice group […]

Ogier in the BVI acts for DT Asia Investments on its $60m IPO on NASDAQ

Ogier in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has advised DT Asia Investments on its initial public offering (IPO) of 6,000,000 units on NASDAQ, raising $60m (£37m). DT Asia Investments is a BVI incorporated special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed for the purposes of engaging in a business company with one or more businesses. While not limited […]

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