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Clifford Chance has named Michael Smyth, the partner that runs its UK pro bono practice, as the new head of its public policy unit
Smyth, a London litigation partner, runs the firm's London pro bono and community affairs programme, which last year won The Lawyer award for Best Pro Bono Activity of 2002 for its work with the National Autistic Society.
Smyth is best known for his media work and recently acted for Reuters on the Interbrew case.
Another partner, Hillary Plattern, has also just been named director of public policy, filling the shoes of high-profile departee Richard Thomas who left Clifford Chance last year to become the UK information commissioner.
Richard Thomas set up Clifford Chance's public policy practice, believed to be the first of its kind, to serve clients who wanted to contribute to the process of lawmaking.