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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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1-10 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Top 10, RPL vs PEP (with revenue) The chart displays segments within the top 10 firms. On the top right the magic circle form a clear group of four on a combined RPL/PEP (revenue […]

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Flock of firms lands on Monarch Group restructuring deal

A huge raft of firms flew in to help out travel business Monarch Group on its rescue by Greybull Capital last week. The list of firms advising included Addleshaw Goddard, Bird & Bird, CMS Cameron McKenna, Forsters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis, Macfarlanes and Norton Rose Fulbright. But it was Freshfields which played the […]

Employers cannot turn a blind eye to workers’ mental health, says Eversheds

Audrey Williams, head of discrimination law at Eversheds, has commented on the findings of research carried out by Bupa that reveal mental-health prejudice in UK organisations. She said: ‘As the Bupa survey shows, there is a very real reticence on the part of employees and managers themselves to discuss mental-health issues. Indeed, managers may have […]

Herbert Smith Freehills raids Ashurst’s Asia Pacific offices for two corporate partners

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired two corporate partners from Ashurst’s Australia and Japanese offices. Damien Roberts will be based in HSF’s Tokyo office, while Ian Williams will reside in Brisbane. Both will begin their roles at their new firm in early 2015.  Roberts has been based in Tokyo since July 2011, specialising in M&A […]

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