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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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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted 22 lawyers to the ranks of its partnership, in the largest round of promotions since 25 were made up in 2008. Ten lawyers were promoted in continental Europe – the most since 2011 – while London also saw the highest number of new partners created since that year. Seven of […]

Major property managers admit safety breach after Storm Doris death

The property management firm responsible for Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre at the time of a fatal accident in 2017 has admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act. Tahnie Martin, 29, of Stafford, suffered fatal head injuries when a wooden panel from the lid of a redundant water tank blew off and fell six storeys […]

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HSF promotes City quartet in 22-strong round

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has promoted more partners in London than any of its international offices in the firm’s most recent round, making up four in its UK headquarters. Despite the firm strengthening its London contingent most heavily, HSF continued its recent theme of making up more new partners in AsiaPac than anywhere else in […]

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Thinking of the legal freelance life? Do the maths first

Can you make more money as a freelance lawyer than if you work at a law firm? It’s a question that is becoming increasingly pertinent, not least because of the rapid growth of flex-lawyer businesses such as Vario and Peerpoint, and a growing number of New Law offerings that rely on freelance lawyers and which […]

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