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Insolvency expert takes top job

CITY firm Wilde Sapte has appointed insolvency partner Mark Andrews to take over from Charles Leeming as senior partner in January. Andrews, who has been with the firm since 1976 and a partner since 1979, will continue to work in the insolvency department, where he acted in the recent Paramount Airways Appeal to the House […]

Henriques to take top northern post

John Malpas reports RICHARD Henriques QC has been appointed leader of the northern circuit. Henriques, of Dean Court Chambers in Manchester’s Crown Square, takes over from Rodney Klevan QC, of nearby 18 St John Street. Klevan recently launched an unsuccessful bid to win the Bar Council vice-chairmanship. Henriques was selected after a ballot of the […]

Group pleads for pro bono help in action

INVESTORS who lost about £8 million through allegedly poor advice from collapsed retirement financial services firm Knight Williams need lawyers on a pro bono basis to help them recover their money. Kenneth Jordan, chair of the Knight Williams Investors Action Group, said: “We are open to suggestions. We would like legal representation but cannot afford […]

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