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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.
Talk to a managing partner about diversity and you're pretty much guaranteed to get 20 interupted, breathless minutes of politically correct, cliché-laden claptrap.
And Tulkinghorn Towers has been overwhelmed in recent weeks with firms eager to publicise their diversity statistics in The Lawyer's forthcoming Careers Report.
So Tulkinghorn was more than a little taken aback to hear one managing partner report: "Diversity encompasses many different issues. Sexual identity is a little racy, because frankly how many gays is a firm meant to have? What's the quota on this kind of thing? And what do I do if I don't have enough gays? Where do I recruit?"
Tulkinghorn prefers to leave those questions as rhetorical. They are unanswerable (although you might want to try Old Compton Street on a Friday night).