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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.
'Is a lawyer worth that much?' the nation asked last week when a US firm offered u1m for a UK partner. Is a footballer worth a u100,000 a week or a movie star $20m a picture?
The simple answer is if a firm wants to pay it, it is no one else's business. It's not as if the money comes out of legal aid. The stream of US firms coming into the UK offering mega-bucks could pose a huge problem to home-grown firms which cannot compete on the wages front though.
Money may not be everything, but few lawyers could resist the temptation of becoming a millionaire.