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Bird & Bird has managed to bring in a three-lawyer sports team from Hammonds to accompany the hire of rated commercial sports specialist Jonathan Taylor. Hammonds senior associate Max Duthie joins Bird & Bird as a partner, with a practice focusing on contentious disciplinary issues. Associates Iain Higgins and Anna-Marie Blakeley complete the team. Taylor […]

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