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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.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has Sue Prevezer QC and Debevoise & Plimpton Peter Goldsmith QC, for instance.
BLP litigation chief Jonathan Sacher suggests clients can save up to a quarter by using in-house solicitor-advocates. Even better still, another 25 per cent can be saved by opting to use in-house forensic accountants.
What we want to know is whether this hard sell is working with clients. Sources tell us it’s the disputes team that is holding up BLP’s falling revenues. They must be doing something right.