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Trowers & Hamlins’ international net profit has plummeted by 96 per cent from £2.5m to £100,000 in the last financial year.


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Housing associations Thirteen Group and Midland Heart have both announced their intention to create new legal panels.


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US firm Greenberg Traurig has picked up Olswang’s Berlin team to launch in Germany, its fourth European office.

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DAC Beachcroft unveils new leadership team as Pollitt and Clegg secure mandates

7-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DAC Beachcroft has named its new leadership team with insurance head David Pollitt and Leeds senior partner Virginia Clegg taking over as managing and senior partner respectively.

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Howes Percival appoints ex-Eversheds partner as head of planning

26-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Howes Percival has appointed former Eversheds partner Paul Wootton as head of its planning division.


Gateley insurer turns to Hailsham Chambers to defend multi-million pound professional negligence claim

15-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers for Gateley’s insurer QBE have instructed Hailsham Chambers’ Michael Pooles QC to defend the firm against a multi-million pound professional negligence claim brought by property developer Empirical Property Group (EPG).

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