Herbert Smith’s empire state of mind By James Swift 2 August 2012 12:26 10 December 2015 23:15 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 2 August 2012 at 16:49 Making 80-odd people redundant, announcing a merge with Freehills and then hiring 6 new partners to work in New York – now we know why they had to make cuts – their preferred “shape” was partner-shaped! Justify, HS? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.