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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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Magic circle firms lose ground in brand rankings to Norton Rose Fulbright and DLA Piper

Magic circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have lost valuable brand equity over the past year, according to the latest research by Acritas. The two firms, which held the third and fourth positions in 2013, have been dislodged into fifth and sixth respectively to make way for up-and-coming brands Norton Rose Fulbright and DLA […]

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DLA Piper swoops on A&O Spain senior partner after local management rejig

DLA Piper has hired Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Spanish senior partner Iñigo Gómez-Jordana in Madrid, just months after he handed over the local managing partner role at the magic circle firm. Gómez-Jordana’s move comes after 14 years at the firm as managing partner of the Spanish branch. He took up the position of senior partner […]

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