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Beachcroft Wansbroughs appoints head of financial services

Commercial law firm Beachcroft Wansbroughs has appointed former Scottish Amicable legal director Nigel Frudd to head up its financial services division.

Frudd, who has also worked for St James&#39 Place International and chartered accountants Robson Rhodes, will be charged with further developing Beachcroft Wansbroughs&#39 financial services arm.

Frudd says: “There is a clear opportunity for legal advisers to the financial services industry. It has seen unprecedented change in recent years both on the regulatory and commercial front and this is likely to continue well into the future, driving consolidation of the sector on a European-wide basis.”


LibDems want compensation fund for pensions that have already been lost

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Government to set up a compensation fund for workers who have already lost their pension pots in occupational scheme wind-ups.At the LibDems&#39 annual conference in Brighton this week, pensions spokesman Steve Webb said he has written a letter to Work & Pensions Secretary Andrew Smith urging the Government […]

The big brand sound

As I said last week, when it comes to distribution brands, our cross-section of senior decision-makers in distribution and manufacturing businesses are oddly schizophrenic. In theory, many believed that we are moving into an era of rapidly growing “retailer power”, in which large new consolidated retail businesses will rapidly emerge, many of them multi-tied.But in […]

OUutside edge

The life industry&#39s attempts to deliver decent customer service are as laughable as Basil Fawlty&#39s bid for the Hotelier of the Year award. It is a dismal reflection of where we are that an annual statement (where available) is considered a pinnacle of achievement for many. This is not customer service, it is merely the […]


Prudential national mort-gage club manager John Malone has his hamstrings tied up in knots following last week&#39s sprint when he was beaten into second place by – shhh, don&#39t say it too loud – a girl.He is popping over 20 pills a day to keep the pain down and is having to travel the country […]


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