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Spotlight | Charles Gothard

Opportunity returns: it was rare for Macfarlanes to make a lateral partner hire and Charles Gothard decided it was right to go back, he tells Jennifer Palmer-Violet

21 June 2013

When Charles Gothard was invited back to Macfarlanes eight years after leaving for Speechly Bircham, he considered it a dramatic approach. The last time the medium-size London firm had made a lateral private client partner hire was ?20 years ago.

He was relatively happy at Speechlys so the attraction of somewhere else had to be high. But having spent ten years at Macfarlanes, where he'd qualified, and stayed in touch with its staff, it was there or nowhere else. He still took some convincing, though. What sealed the deal?

"You mean what pushed me over the edge?" he laughs. "I think it was a combi...

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