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Malcolm Hacking of Hacking Ashton Solicitors has been elected chairman of the Arbitration Club. The club was founded 15 years ago by Professor Mark Cato, a chartered surveyor. It has since spawned specialist arbitration clubs focusing on oil and gas, rent reviews, commodities and the International Arbitration Club.

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