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Agents often get a bad reputation. During property booms, there have been cases of real estate agents telling buyers a house is on the market when it isn’t so they can make an approach to the owner with a potential offer. Sports agents are sometimes accused of suggesting a club might be interested in signing a player, just to see if the player is keen.

Paul Hodkinson

Paul Hodkinson is the Editor-In-Chief of Legal Week. Before joining the company in late 2018, he was the Deputy Editor and Comment Editor of Financial News, part of Dow Jones. He has also held roles as Acting Editor of Financial News and Editor of Private Equity News. It is his second stint at Legal Week, after he worked at the publication between 2002 and 2008.

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