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THREE partners are among the casualties of a job cutting programme announced by City firm Boodle Hatfield. The step was taken after a vote among its equity partners – one of whom is a victim of the job losses. But managing Partner Edward Sutherland insists the departure of the three partners, along with six other […]

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