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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.
The role became vacant last month after incumbent Simon Hall decided to step down a year early. The move triggered a wholesale shake-up of management roles in the firm’s finance practice.
Hall has effectively run Freshfields’ finance practice since 1994, during which time it has upped its profile considerably.
As first revealed by The Lawyer (20 October, 2003), Freshfields brought in consultants McKinsey & Company to identify its growth potential, particularly in banking and acquisition finance. This year the firm made up six partners in finance.