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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.
The article about the Simmons & Simmons joint venture (The Lawyer 5 August) was very interesting. However, you are wrong to say all alliances in the early 1990s have failed.
We have had an alliance with Rosenman & Colin since before 1990. It continues to be a source of work for both sides. We never set out with extravagant expectations and we always understood that it was non-exclusive and, indeed, we work very comfortably with other firms in the US.
Nevertheless, it provides a focus and we keep in touch and develop our respective practices and our understanding of each others' market. Boring, it sounds, but it works.