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A further seven partners of defunct Scottish firm McClure Naismith have found new homes, with virtual law firm Excello Law taking one, Scotland’s Wright Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) hiring two and London firm Marriott Harrison picking up four.
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A total of 42 partners and staff of failed firm McClure Naismith have been left with no jobs to go to after the firm’s administrators worked to secure positions for the majority of the firm.
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