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Norton Rose Fulbright reduced its net debt by 72 per cent last year, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown, with a 119 per cent increase in cash negating a rise in bank borrowings. The accounts show that at the end of the last financial year Norton Rose Fulbright held £47.8m in cash in hand and […]

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