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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.
Speaking of lawyers in the news, does anyone remember a certain Mr Jerry Hayes?
Hayes is the former MP for Harlow, star of a late-night TV show with that lovely man James Whale, as well as hosting a sex phone-in. Hayes is also a barrister (kinky sex and barristers - for some reason that sounds familiar to Tulkinghorn), a profession to which he has returned following the loss of his seat in Parliament. He is now a tenant at Leeds footballer Lee Bowyer's defence counsel Desmond de Silva QC's set, 2 Paper Buildings.
In The Observer Magazine (22 April), our Mr Hayes explains that when he lost his seat his old head of chambers called him up to offer him work, to which he replied that he had forgotten it all. "You never knew any anyway," replied the head of chambers. "You didn't have to, you're an advocate."