In brief: Paul Shrubsall

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And now for a more reasoned critique of the latest presidential election than was evinced in the last issue (The Lawyer, 7 June). Last December, Sir Dennis Stevenson addressed the Law Society Council. Sir Dennis is a respected adviser to major companies and we had brought him in to examine the society. He confirmed many […]

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