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James Eadie QC, of Blackstone Chambers, has been appointed First Treasury Counsel. Eadie will join Jonathan Swift of 11KBW, handling the government’s complex civil law matters. Eadie, who was called to the Bar in 1984 and took silk last year, acted as counsel to Lord Woolf’s inquiry into BAe following the Saudi arms investigation by the Serious Fraud Office. He replaces Philip Sales QC of 11KBW.