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Peppiatt, Hugh (7 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)

  • Interviewers

    Slinn, Judy, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 7 (tape 4 side A): Bank of England work (continued) UDI and Rhodesia brought alot more work. Classic central banking work. Not really regulatory work. Bank of England ran the City in advisory and admonitory way. The role of the Bank of England in the 1960s. HP set himself deliberately to do the work all himself - some help from clerks etc and Guy Whalley. Change in the City - build up to the Financial Services Act 1986. Property crash - 1972/3, pioneering lifeboat operation. HP reviewed the whole nature of the relationship between Freshfields and the Bank of England. Reflections on IOS as a client. Rules for taking on clients developed at Freshfields. Euromarket - Freshfields did not have a strong position. Corporate finance - strong position for some time - in part as a result of close relationships with merchant banks. Work/family life. All worked hard - travelled alot at that time -involved in arbitration in Sudan, travelling to Italy and USA.Wife's recollection that he was away alot and worked hard. HP never saw himself as a workaholic.

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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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