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Cherie Booth off annuity case

Cherie Booth QC, wife of the Prime Minister, is no longer acting on behalf of pensioner Joe Singer in his challenge to the requirement to buy an annuity at age 75. Manchester based solicitors Latimer Lee acting on behalf of Mr Singer refused to comment as to why Ms Booth is not being retained or whether the case is to continue.

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