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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.
Tulkinghorn would never go so far as to call a law firm disingenuous, but he often enjoys a quiet chuckle at the overenthusiasm of certain firms' marketing departments.
Last week, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were awarded a paltry £14,600 in privacy damages against Hello!, which took unauthorised pictures of their wedding in 2000, spoiling the couple's exclusive deal with OK! Magazine.
OK! won more than £1m, but the £14,600 given to the couple would not seem much of a threat to press freedom, unless you are Addleshaw Goddard and keen to market your brilliance at winning privacy damages for celebrities.
"Hello! has been ordered to pay over £1m in damages to OK! Magazine, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones," screams the Addleshaws press release, failing to mention how the money was apportioned.
"This is a landmark decision which has established that people in the public eye have the right to a private life. The very high damages award should serve as a warning to the media," it continues in the same vein.
A warning to the media indeed. Never believe press releases, as they are generally full of guff.