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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.
If children’s television series Postman Pat remained on our screens, the adventures of Pat Clifton would be rather different today. Instead of rescuing runaway cows and delivering giant ice cubes, today’s series would see Pat and his side-cat Jess protest against plans to privatise his postal service.
The pair don’t have much time – the UK government today said state-owned Royal Mail will be privatised “within weeks”. Hefty trio Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May have been called in to advise, and will no doubt stand their ground against Pat and Jess in the fictional village of Greendale.
As Pat and Jess’s real-life counterparts drive through the valley to give business secretary Vince Cable a piece of their mind, key legal advisers on the IPO are surely looking forward to the series to end.
London’s historic Inns of Court run the risk of pricing themselves out of the barrister market unless they slash their rents and improve services, a silk at a leading criminal set has warned as his set shifts to City offices