Bank appoints Magic Circle partner as legal chief

Graham Nicholson, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of the City of London's most prestigious law firms, will become the Bank of England's chief legal adviser at the start of next year.

Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank, said: "I am delighted that Graham has agreed to join the Bank. He has been a partner at Freshfields for the past 28 years and has a very good knowledge of the Bank. He also brings a wide experience of corporate law and the financial sector."

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