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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 was interested to read an article in your most recent edition on a proposed project to organise bank facilities to provide barristers with a regular salary. It is good to see that someone is looking at this subject as many barristers are struggling to make ends meet.
Barristers are in a very difficult position to call in finances: they cannot afford to bite the hand which does or does not feed them. I have personal experience of this, and have been on the breadline as a result. Because the amount of work is mixed, and many years are spent trying to build up a practice, barristers need to come up with solutions. I have to applaud this initiative and really hope it comes to something.