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Partner is granted early leave to join Howreys

Norton Rose has allowed competition partner Trevor Soames to cut short his gardening leave in order to join his new firm Howrey Simon Arnold & White Soames announced his intention to defect to Howreys last October to head the firm’s Brussels office.Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Norton Rose could have prevented Soames from […]

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