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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.
Times may have changed since Tulkinghorn's own first job - washing gin bottles in a workhouse during the glorious reign of HRH Victoria - but it is still hard graft as an Eversheds trainee. The long hours, the due diligence, the dressing up as a choirboy to sing '90s boy band hits.
Um, what? Yes, that was probably the response of the 19 poor trainees at the firm's Leeds and Manchester offices recently press-ganged into performing a cover version of Take That's "Never Forget" in front of every one of their colleagues.
This truly toe-curling spectacle - accompanied by professional wedding band and available on YouTube as soon as Tulkinghorn works out how - was the firm's farewell to its Cloth Hall Court building before a move to nearby Bridgewater Place. (Apparently a plaque wouldn't do.)
Not many activities make an afternoon's due diligence seem like an appealing prospect, but standing in front of your boss dressed as a chorister and pretending to be called Gary, Robbie, Mark, Howard or Jason must surely be one.