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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Congratulations to Peter Crisp. The BPP Law School chief executive plans to marry his partner of 20 years, Jeremy Crouch, at Camden Town Hall next month in a civil partnership ceremony. Crouch, a tax accountant, romantically informed Crisp that "there are very sound tax reasons for doing it".
But what's this? Apparently the couple are already expecting the patter of tiny feet. Eight of them, in fact. Is this a miracle? Apparently not. Crisp, a keen huntsman ("the legal sort, of course"), is to receive two Dachshunds, aka sausage dogs, as a wedding present from his BPP colleagues.
"Jeremy and I have discussed the logistics, what we'd do when we go on holiday, whether we have enough space and so on, and have decided to go ahead," Crisp said. "But I do like the idea of walking them to work. I think I'd cut quite a dash."
The question that remains is whether he will be allowed to bring them to work? "If I bring my dogs in then I suppose everyone will want to, won't they?" Crisp pondered. "And to refuse would probably be an abuse of executive