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SJ Berwin (Jon Vivian) acted for Brixton plc on the £51m disposal of two properties, in Milton Keynes and New Southgate, to Pearl Assurance. CMS Cameron McKenna (Mark Heighton) acted for Pearl. McGrigor Donald (Michael Watson) acted for the Royal Bank of Scotland on the Cheshire Police Authority’s first PPP deal, the £40m construction of […]

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