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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

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Reed Smith partner makes CC panel switch

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Former DLA Piper head of waste John Chandler (left) has moved to the ­London office of K&L Gates. He joins as a partner in the projects team. Tony Griffiths, administrative partner for K&L Gates’ London office, said: “Climate change is very much on the agenda at the moment both in the UK and internationally, and […]

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