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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.
Russia might be getting back on the map for those firms with international ambitions, with Hammonds clinking vodka glasses with Moscow outfit Zhigachov & Christophoroff earlier this year, but it's still a pretty dodgy place to work. According to a senior partner at another firm with big-hitting ideas, the way to get deals done over there is to threaten people with a kneecapping.
Not, we hasten to add, that this was the negotiating tactic being advocated by the esteemed gentleman. Apparently, this was the threat made to one of the firm's lawyers when working on a deal there. The upshot? Take the offer or leave most of your legs behind.