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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.
Seven lawyers at the beleaguered Brent Community Law Centre have been issued with redundancy warning letters. As The Lawyer revealed last month, the centre faces closure after the council cut its annual funding by nearly two thirds. The council said at the time that it wanted to work with the centre’s nine staff to try to come up with a rescue plan. But, according to centre solicitor, Paul im Thurn, although urgent talks continue with councillors and officers, no solution has yet emerged. He says: “We’ve been issued with three-month notice letters, but we might have to go before that if there’s no money left.” Several prominent public figures such as Sussex University’s Head of Law, Professor Harry Rajak, and Bar Council Chairman Dan Brennan QC have joined the campaign to save the centre.