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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.
Jonathan Fox is very happy in his new position as chief executive of Collyer-Bristow, but the firm is not the only one after his services.`Fox, who joined from DLA where he was client relationship manager for Barclays, was also offered a position at Marks & Spencer, but Fox will not even shop there, let alone take a job.`Why? Well, in his student days Fox took a Saturday job at M&S, working on the cash till. While he is sure it has changed since, during his time the management never asked him whether he could offer anything extra.`Had they bothered to ask, Fox was studying for an advanced level marketing MBA specialising in retail and would surely have been able to make a valuable contribution.`"I don't run this place in the same way," he says. But he still appreciates the experience, claiming to have learned more during his tenure as a cashier than three years at university.