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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.
With the recruitment market as competitive as ever, law firms should be getting more and more serious about the freebies it doles out to potential trainees. Pens, Post-it notes, corporate umbrellas and mugs just don't really cut it anymore.
But are standards slipping? The most random freebie at Nottingham Law fair last week was the Allen & Overy hand-warmer. It's not entirely clear what it has to do with securing a training contract, but it proved very helpful waiting at the platform for the train home.
The other useful giveaway was the Bird & Bird towel. Well, it seemed useful until it moulted upon use and left blue and white fluff everywhere.
Sweets are always popular. Weil Gotshal & Manges had mini bags of Haribo on its stand, while Addleshaw Goddard was handing out lollipops, which according to a number of people looked very similar to packets of condoms. Perhaps the latter would be a better gift for students?