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.
Is the Pope a Catholic? Does a bear ‘go’ in the woods? Does Irwin Mitchell want external investment?
There have been seismic shifts amongst life’s – and law’s – eternal certainties today. First, Irwin Mitchell CEO John Pickering backs slowly away from those heady statements of flotation made in 2011, like a very busy man confronted with a time-consuming jigsaw.
Then, Pope Benedict resigns. Can he do that? Is there a lateral hire in the offing?
Maybe after all the Godless behaviour of lawyers last week, Benedict XVI has finally realised his chalice is a poisoned one. Certainly there are a few mid-tier firms that could do with some divine intervention from the Vatican’s managing partner.
The rumour that David Jabbari is about to be parachuted in to Rome to seal a merger with the Church of England is gathering pace.
We await the smoke signal with bated breath.
PS Today The Lawyer launches a monthly deals round-up in print and online featuring the pick of the month’s deal mandates, including monthly Thomson Reuters rankings, an analysis of a transaction in Deal of the Month and a focus on two dealmakers in Partner of the Month and Associate of the Month. Plus, sign up here for the weekly Deals Insider newsletter with in-depth analysis of client wins, relationships, data and legal fees.
PPS The Lawyer’s sister magazine Lawyer 2B is holding a ‘Law for Non-Law’ careers evening on 20 February in association with the College of Law. It is an event designed specifically to guide and engage with students who have not studied a law degree but wish to pursue a career in law. For further details click here.