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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.
I refer to the letter from Imrana Quraishi in The Lawyer, 18 November.
May I suggest that it is not that firms are being discourteous when they do not reply to the enormous number of applicants for training contracts, rather that it does not make economic and/or business sense.
When you look at the cost and time involved in replying to all applicants, rather than just those who are asked for interview, it becomes clear that harsh decisions have to be made.
I do not necessarily believe that common courtesy is missing from the 55 firms mentioned in the article, purely that they have had higher priorities to deal with, namely, providing a quality service to the client.