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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.
Pity poor John Pheasant. Who, you ask? How quickly the stars of yester-year are consigned to the black hole of oblivion (also known as Hogan & Hartson).
Pheasant, for the more fickle among you, was once upon a time head of the competition group and head of international at Lovells. In 2005 he fought a contested election with the then finance head David Harris.
Pheasant lost and soon de-camped for the exciting new pastures of ambitious American firm Hogan.
Pheasant will hardly be the first partner to be reunited with his former chums as the result of a merger. One particularly high-profile example was the return of Dewey Ballantine capital markets rainmaker Camille Abousleiman, who quit the firm for LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae in January 2007 only to rejoin later that year when the two firms tied the knot.
Maybe Pheasant should give Abousleiman a bell to see if he should vote for or against come November?