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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.
It definitely pays to be a law firm that employs a Harman sister. Three firms at which Harriet Harman's sisters are working received almost £650,000 in legal aid and legal services payments, according to the now defunct Department of Constitutional Affairs' (DCA) last resources account.
Harman & Harman, where the deputy leader of the Labour Party's sister Sarah Harman is senior partner, received £475,144 for legal aid work.
Legal aid payments had also been made to London-based law firm Denniss Matthews Solicitors totalling £61,900: Harriet's sister Virginia Harman is the head of the family law department there.
And finally, Cripps Harries Hall received payments for legal services to the tune of £107,683. The former DCA minister's sister Janet Higbee is an employee at Cripps.
As a thoughtful soul once put it: "Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other."