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Equitable battle could see a deal

The long-running legal battle between Equitable Life and its former directors and auditors Ernst & Young this week amid speculation the two could yet reach a settlement. In a seperate move, Equitable Members Action Group gained support of several MEPs in its bid to get the European Parliament to seek compenstion for investors from the Government.

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As his beloved football team, Ipswich Town, battle it out for a chance to join the big boys in the Premiership next season, so Suffolk Life’s chief executive is relishing the prospect of captain- ing a niche player in the growing Sipp market from next April. James Phillipps finds he is confid- ent of helping 25,000 or more clients to achieve their goals

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