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Former Lord Chancellor David Gauke returns to Macfarlanes

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Joins today as head of policy

David Gauke

The former Lord Chancellor David Gauke has returned to his old City stomping ground.

Macfarlanes today announced Gauke — who spent six years as a solicitor at the firm between 1999 to 2005, before perusing a career in politics — has rejoined the fold as head of public policy.

The former Conservative MP for South West Herts was appointed Lord Chancellor in January 2018 but resigned last summer after it was announced that Boris Johnson would become the next Prime Minister.

The Oxford Uni law grad held a number of other key government roles including Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Justice.

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Gauke, who kicked off his legal career in 1997 with legacy firm Richards Butler (now Reed Smith), said:

“I am really pleased to be returning to Macfarlanes in this new role, which will allow me to combine my policy experience and legal background for the purposes of providing insight and advice to clients to support their business objectives.”

Macfarlanes senior partner Sebastian Prichard Jones added: “In recent times we have seen increasing demand from clients for our assistance on topics such as our future trading relationship with the EU and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. David’s understanding of policy and the political landscape, combined with existing expertise within the firm, will enable us to support our clients further as we navigate these uncertain times.”

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11 Comments

Observer

Either he loves contracts or they must be paying him £££££

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Gak

This sort of thing is tasteless and inappropriate. If you can’t afford to fuck off into obscurity after your political or judicial career ends, stay in practice.

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Inane

You do realise Lord Hoffmann is now an arbitrator at Brick Court – he is an absolute weapon. Your comment is inane.

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Legal Chin

It’s one thing to be an arbitrator, it’s another to be joining a law firm. The former is not a public-facing role, is not advisory or advocacy practice, and is generally conducted confidentially. In the words of “Gak” at 11:39am, it is in fact “fucking off into obscurity”.

Now, that’s rather different from a certain Chancery Division judge who is now back at the Bar, with a current practising certificate, and two atrociously-written profiles on websites of his new sets…

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Skavar

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I think you are respected by the Opposition parties & no career prospects. I can see a two week premiership , see off Brexit , then retire With a knighthood from a grateful nation. Chairmanship of a mid sized law firm beckons and decent expense account …

Well, Conveyancing Clerk maybe?

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Legal Ching

It’s one thing to be an arbitrator, it’s another to be joining a law firm. The former is not a public-facing role, is not advisory or advocacy practice, and is generally conducted confidentially. In the words of “Gak” at 11:39am, it is in fact “fucking off into obscurity”.

Now, that’s rather different from a certain Chancery Division judge who is now back at the Bar, with a current practising certificate, and two atrociously-written profiles on websites of his new sets…

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‘jamin

I’m not sure your usage of “weapon” here is the same as used by my clerks.

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Anon

Or… maybe he just wants to work at his old firm out of sentiment? Everybody is different. Just leave them be, I say

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What have you been smoking

Absolutely no chance

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Hj

Revolving doors – sad!

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Lp

Or maybe he’s doing what everyone should do and making a living for himself abd his family??

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