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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.
As part of the run-up to Christmas, Tulkinghorn is looking for the best 'deal toy' of 2003. (For those of you not in the know, a deal toy is a present received by the lawyer at the end of a transaction.)
Apparently, in the last 18 months, the quality of the average deal toy has fallen quite considerably, as clients have got a little more tightfisted with their cash. Acting on a recent deal for a fashion company, one partner told Tulkinghorn that he was hoping for something similar to the £1,000 Gucci briefcase that was given out on one of the Italian fashion king's big deals. No such luck - he got a tie.
Other gems have included a beat box and a fish-filleting knife (which apparently caused a great deal of consternation at the airport check-in).
And for anyone that has happened to hang out in the Slaughter and May canteen - that jukebox is a deal toy too.
For any weird and wonderful deal toys received this year, please email Tulkinghorn at the usual address.