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Walker Morris partner Martin Price has joined Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) to lead its Manchester-based employment group. Move of the week Price will act exclusively for claimants at his new firm, having previously represented both claimants and respondents. Past clients have included members of the Association of Principal Fire Officers, the Chief Police Officers’ Staff […]

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