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Goodwin lands first lateral of 2021 from Bakers

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Osborne Clarke is to stop cash conserving measures that imposed a 7 per cent salary reduction back in June, as it looks to pay back the amount cut in 2020. The firm has now paid back the 7 per cent salary reduction spanning the period from November 2020 up until now. It had already done […]

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