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11 Stone Buildings’ Marcia Shekerdemian is appointed Queen’s Counsel

11 Stone Buildings has announced that Marcia Shekerdemian has been appointed Queen’s Counsel, effective from 16 February 2015. Shekerdemian is a leading practitioner in insolvency, commercial litigation (including civil fraud and banking) as well as company and partnership.   She is recommended in Chambers UK and Legal 500 for commercial dispute resolution, company and insolvency.  

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