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Freshfields wins Bloxham age case…

…but Tribunal finds the magic circle firm proportionately discriminating in its handling of former partner Peter Bloxham. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been found to have been proportionate in its controversial pension reforms that sparked a £4.5m age claim by former partner Peter Bloxham. The Central London Employment Tribunal today handed down a judgment that found […]

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Quadrant Chambers has raided 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square for a trio of barristers as it ramps up its banking and financial services practice for the expected influx of work following the credit crunch. The set has recruited derivatives specialist Tom O’Riordan, who, before joining 4-5 Gray’s Inn, worked as external counsel for Cadwalader Wickersham & […]

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