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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.



White & Case looks to rebuild with five partner promotions

White & Case has made up five new partners in an attempt to plug gaps created by a wave of recent defections. London-based Jeremy Duffy has been named a partner in the global banking practice, along with Moscow-based Irina Nesvetova and Jonathan Weinberg in Prague. They are joined by Zeeshan Ahmedani and Philip Power in […]

Edward Wanambwa

Work Life Quiz: Edward Wanambwa, CM Murray

What do you do at weekends? Walk the dog, see a film, go to a jazz gig, plan the next holiday – nothing too exciting. What was your first-ever job? I spent a summer working for a bank, but quickly lost interest in that line of work.   What was your worst experience as a […]


Lehman exploited Linklaters opinion to tidy up balance sheet

A report into the collapse of Lehman Brothers has found that the failed investment bank exploited its relationship with Linklaters to green light an accounting practice that kept billions of dollars off its balance sheet. Although there is no suggestion that Linklaters acted either illegally or unethically, the report by Jenner & Block chairman Anton […]

Ian Mill

Blackstone Chambers hunts for juniors to stabilise gearing

Blackstone Chambers is looking for junior barristers to balance the shape of its commercial practice. Joint head of chambers Ian Mill QC said: “We now have four new commercial silks in chambers. It hasn’t given us a complete imbalance, but it does mean that there are fewer people to take on the junior work. “Increasingly […]

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