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In brief: LCD takes an interest in law centres

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Linklaters to open offices in Italy and Spain

Linklaters & Paines is to open offices in Italy and Spain as part of what it calls a “stronger commitment to continental Europe”. Managing partner Terence Kyle is drawing up plans which he will present to partners before the end of the year. He was recently given the go-ahead by Linklaters’ management committee to pursue […]

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