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Leading public lawyer Nigel Pleming QC is to become the new head of chambers at 39 Essex Street.
Pleming, who recently won the latest round of the Pinochet saga as lead counsel for the Kingdom of Belgium, will replace Edwin Glasgow QC at the beginning of April.
Glasgow has completed his three-year term at the helm of the top public law set but may have been forced to step down in any event because of his commitment as lead counsel for the soldiers in the Bloody Sunday inquiry.
Pleming was voted into the post at a chambers meeting held last Tuesday. Glasgow says: "I am immensely proud that chambers will have a head of Nigel's standing and ability."
Pleming has also been involved in the public inquiry into the House of Commons' "cash for questions" debacle and last week he successfully represented Ashworth Hospital against Ian Brady.