'An event no firm wants to go through' - new Locke Lord London head turns page on record SDT fine

Locke Lord's new London managing partner James Channo looks to the future after last year's SDT scrutiny

“It was one of those unforeseen circumstances – he was a trusted partner who was known in the market, and what happened, happened. The fact that we responded quickly was a positive – a silver lining to an event that no firm wants to go through,” says new Locke Lord London managing partner James Channo.

Channo, who officially took the reins of the US firm’s London office on 1 January, stepped into the post in less-than-ideal circumstances in the wake of the firm’s record £500,000 Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) fine last November.

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