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Peppiatt, Hugh (6 of 12) National Life Stories: City Lives

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    City Lives

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    Freshfields, London

  • Interviewees

    Peppiatt, Hugh, 1930-, (speaker, male)

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    Slinn, Judy, (speaker, female)

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    Part 6 (tape 3 Side B): Second flat down the King's Road, near Lots Road power station. With family help in 1961 bought lease of house in Pembroke Gardens.1963 decided to move out - one child and one on the way; bought nine-bedroom, half an acre of garden, house in Wimbledon for £25,000. Had house ever since, still live there. Three children still live there. Professional life in the 1960s. The nature of Freshfields' practice,litigation work increasing in the 1960s. Alot of litigation work was conducted by barristers - strong bar after the war.Alot of general commercial work, took business where we found it; not discriminating about clients then acted for IOS and Bernie Cornfield. Also had alot of foreign banks as clients. Lives dominated by exchange control until 1979 created alot of work. Did issue work. Bank of England work steady. His father, Leslie Peppiatt retired 1962; Jeremy Pemberton left to go to Barings. HP then for some 6 years did Bank of England work - conveyancing for bank staff,forgery work,dstringas work.

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    Interview with Hugh Peppiatt, a senior partner with Freshfields law firm and Chairman, Moorfields Eye Hospital (1991-2000).

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