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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.
“A British bank is run with precision,” said Mr Banks, but Mary Poppins might need more than a spoonful of sugar to help this latest raft of banking news go down.
Let’s start with Lloyds, seeing as the high street bank has snaffled more than its share of column inches in recent weeks. The bank’s new general counsel Hugh Pugsley is in for a baptism of fire after the bank yesterday announced it is in the first stages of re-privatisation via the UK’s second-biggest share placing ever. It has raised a massive £3.2bn from the sale of a 6 per cent take in Lloyds Banking Group.
Then there’s RBS. The European Commission has forced the bank to sell its small business banking operation, consisting of 315 branches serving 250,000 small businesses and 2m retail customers. RBS has won some sideways glances after being choosy about its acquirers.