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Freshfields disputes partner exits after firm investigation

A second partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s disputes team has left the firm after an internal investigation. Tom Snelling has left the firm, having been made a partner at Freshfields in 2010. He has been involved in a range of cases while at the magic circle firm, including acting for former tobacco manufacturer Gallaher on […]

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