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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.
If you were one of the 400,000 people who didn’t get paid today, blame SJ Berwin.
Just one month ago SJ Berwin trumpeted its role advising the UK payments association Apacs on "a project to speed up the processing of bank transfers".
But the project is a work in progress. The system went badly wrong today causing delayed payments to thousands of employees.
Okay, we admit it, SJ Berwin may not have been entirely to blame for the computer glitch - but hey, someone’s got to buy the drinks tonight.
We won't name the lawyer who led on the project, but with a net profit of GBP59m last year the firm can afford to get some beers in for the rest of us. Still, let's hope (fingers firmly crossed) its own employees got paid on time.