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Shoosmiths appoints Peter Duff as chairman

Shoosmiths has announced that Peter Duff has been elected chairman with effect from 1 May 2015. Duff is head of the firm’s commercial practice group and an employment partner. He succeeds Andrew Tubbs, who will step down from the role at the end of April 2015 following the completion of four terms as chairman. Duff […]

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