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The London office of US firm Mayer Brown has seen no fewer than eight partners leave for other firms in recent months. With six of those that quit sitting within the firm’s insurance practice – a four-partner team left for Kennedys and two partners this week joined Clyde & Co – the impact on the office is clear.

Less clear, though, are the reasons behind the exits. So why the defections?

One former Mayer Brown insurance partner cites “horrendous” conflict issues as a long-term problem at the firm and a driving factor in his own exit.

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Rose Walker

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