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Al Fayed wins appeal to keep 'secret' documents

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Simmons turnover defies partner profit slump

Simmons & Simmons’ profits per partner figure for 2001-02 dropped from £412,000 in the previous year to £375,000, a fall of almost 9 per cent However, the firm’s global turnover grew in the same period to £157m from £149m, an increase of 5.5 per cent. Global profits stayed at £50m.First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 14 […]

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