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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 award for pompous correspondent of the week goes to one E Askew, who addressed The Lawyer thus: “Point of order, Liverpool is the North West’s LARGEST city.”
E Askew was responding, with barely held-back ire, to last week’s story on Halliwells’ impending merger with Liverpool-based Cuff Roberts. The firm was, it read, breaking into the North West’s second-largest city through a merger with the Mersey-based outfit.
“Sirs,” went the rant, “your article was misleading, Liverpool is the North West’s LARGEST city, look at the recent census and you will see that it has a larger population than Manchester. Please correct this error.” Consider it done, Askew.