News Corporate Law firms Magic circle muscles in on silver circle with fee drops and ‘freebies’ By The Lawyer 20 September 2009 00:00 13 December 2015 18:19 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 22 September 2009 at 00:50 As an associate at Slaughters who has worked at other firms, I can tell you value billing is fantastic. Not having a billable hours target and not having to deal with any billing queries or having to justify time spent on a matter really frees you up to do your best work. Reply Link Adam 23 September 2009 at 14:27 I am confused. Just last month the papers were full of stories about how tough it is to get secondments, and now it seems firms are throwing them at their clients if this report is to be believed. What is going on, really? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.