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Expensive Addleshaws loses NWDA panel place

The North West Development Agency (NWDA) has dumped Addleshaw Goddard from its panel because the firm was too expensive. Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Warrington firm Forshaws and Hammonds are all celebrating new appointments to the panel, which has expanded from four firms to six following an exhaustive review. NWDA head of legal services Steven Zdolyny said he was looking primarily […]

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