Separated at birth

“This is no time for soundbites, but I feel the hand of history on my shoulder.” Yes, you might well think that these words were spoken by our illustrious former Prime Minister Tony Blair about the Northern Ireland peace process, but in fact they came from the mouth of Sackers senior partner Ian Pittaway upon discovering his firm had made it into The Lawyer‘s top 100 for the first time ever.

Rumours that Pittaway has since quit the top-rated pensions boutique to become a jet-setting Middle East envoy could not be confirmed at press time.