Lawyers are rarely the first with the good news. But the petunias bloomed on the Garden of England this week after the legal team at Kent County Council (KCC) made the authority £3.7m.
The team’s record profit is more than just a heart-warming Friday story – for those of you who live in Kent, this extra cash will be spent on front-line services such as roads, social care, schools and libraries. Heck, it’s even enough to buy eight Boris Johnsons.
If that’s put you off your bacon butty, here’s another Friday feeler – for any IP lawyers in London, US-based IP giant Finnegan is moving its Brussels office to the City, and is on the lookout for some new staff.
Don’t say we don’t try.
Also on TheLawyer.com:
- East Anglian firm Ashton KCJ is planning to overhaul its partnership structure, switching from a two-tier partnership to an all-equity partnership model with a modified lockstep system
- Olswang will retain 6 of its 11 trainees this autumn, giving it a retention rate of 54 per cent
- And if you missed it earlier in the week, the website which shot to fame last month with its ranking of the hottest male barristers in London now contains listings of the most attractive women at the bar