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Addleshaws names new professional practices head as Linsell retires

Addleshaw Goddard partner William Wastie is taking over as head of the firm’s professional practices group, replacing group founder Richard Linsell. Linsell is retiring from Addleshaws on 30 April, having joined from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw five years ago. Since launching the group in 2009 along with Addleshaws’ former managing partner Mark Jones, the […]

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