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CC partner charged with assaulting girlfriend in Gleneagles Hotel

Clifford Chance Japan corporate head Alan Kitchin has been charged with assaulting his partner at Scotland’s Gleneagles Hotel. The Tokyo-based lawyer allegedly injured Misato Yoshida after punching her in the face during a stay at the hotel in June, according to a report the Sunday Mail. Kitchin, who joined the magic circle firm earlier this […]

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CC comes to rescue of last two City-based Halliwells trainees

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