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Last orders – Addleshaws gets behind its new leader, but can it regain its form?

National thoroughbred Addleshaw Goddard has consistently struggled to find its form since the credit crunch. Kathryn McCann assesses if new MP John Joyce can galvanise the firm.

‘There is a general sense of optimism in the firm at the moment,’ comments one former Addleshaw Goddard partner of their old shop. ‘But then you have got to realise how bad it was. The reason why people are so upbeat is because the last four or five years have been nothing short of a disaster. It has stopped the rot, but the big challenge is what’s going to happen next.’