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Stephenson Harwood appoints six partners

Stephenson Harwood has announced the appointment of six new partners to take immediate effect The partners are commercial litigation partner Sarah Charles; shipping litigation partner Tony Concagh; property partner Chris Seel; litigation partner Paul Thwaite; and corporate partners Jenny Cottrell and Adrienne Seaman who the firm is taking on from the London office of US […]

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