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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.
Freshfields partners in outdrinking legal journalists shock: Tulkinghorn and his colleagues had to admit defeat last week when they were rendered insensible by the ministrations of three prominent Freshfields partners in a low-lit Soho bar.
But Tulkinghorn was even more impressed by the agility of two of them, who showed off their party trick of picking up a coin from the floor with their teeth - but with no hands allowed to balance them. Tulkinghorn's scribes tried it, but just fell over.
But this was as nothing compared to the biggest revelation of the evening: that John Cleese successfully applied for articles at Freshfields many years ago, but never turned up. Shame. He could have done such a marvellous job integrating all the Germans.