Botox, gays and Slaughter and May

What a fun-filled Halloween! Slaughter and May made 440 associates very happy bunnies by introducing a bonus for the first time. (It’s probably about time that the elite City firm realised that, even if it is a privilege to work at the firm, that might not quite be enough.)

A bigger surprise was that Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Linklaters, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Pinsent Masons and Simmons & Simmons are striking a blow against homophobia, with Stonewall describing them as “gay-friendly” in its new recruitment guide.

And good news for the red-carpet brigade comes from the High Court, where Jones Day has managed to get the patent for botox revoked.

Who said the media is only interested in bad news? Happy Halloween.