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Slaughter and May was paid £1.2m by Carillion days before the before the contractor collapsed into liquidation this January, with Clifford Chance (CC), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mills & Reeves among a number of other law firms also receiving last-ditch payouts.

According to figures released by the official receiver, £6.4m in fees were paid out to Carillion’s advisers – including seven law firms – on 12 January, the day before the company requested a £10m taxpayer bailout from the UK Government, and three days before it went into liquidation.

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Alex Berry

Alex joined Legal Week in July 2016. Before joining, Alex completed a MA in magazine journalism at City university and wrote freelance articles for a range of property titles. He reports on the in-house legal market

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