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Tulkinghorn doesn’t give every charity shindig the time of day, but when he heard about Business in the Community’s Give & Gain Day, when worthies leave their day jobs and do some proper work, (which Eversheds is co-sponsoring with Lloyds Banking Group) he couldn’t hold back.
Laudable though the initiative may be, sending lawyers to do a bit of painting or gardening in the community, as they have in previous years, isn’t really using
the volunteers to the best effect. Happily, Tulkinghorn has a few ideas of his own.
Linklaters’ Simon Davies is quite adept at making cuts, so why not put him to work in a barbers? Likewise, Allen & Overy senior partner David Morley seems to spend most of his time going from continent to continent, so why not make him a travel agent for the day?
Honestly, does Tulkinghorn have to think of everything?
Red was the predominant facial hue over at Tulkinghorn Towers last month due to a spot of confusion over Norton Rose’s two Simon Coxes.
As we reported, corporate partner Simon Cox is leaving the firm to join US outfit McGuire Woods’ London office. Sadly, we got the wrong Cox, which is never good. We wanted “J” and in fact got “FT” (as in Simon FT Cox). Oops.
Until recently Norton Rose also had two Neil Millers. And, of course, the entire market is well aware of the two Margaret Coles that once upon a time stalked the halls of White & Case.
Now had these lawyers been plying their trade at the bar they most likely would have been forced to change their name. It’s a simpler world over there however.
Are there any other firms out there that match Norton Rose’s moniker duality? We demand to know.
Distaste of paradise
The way to an Englishman’s heart is through his stomach, the saying goes, so pity those poor souls whose career takes them to exotic locations without life’s essentials.
Word reaches Tulkinghorn from the Cayman Islands, where key items such as curry and cheese are in short supply. Apparently the selection of ready-made Indian food from the supermarket sells out in a day, and cheese is almost non-existent.
So Appleby litigation head Andrew Bolton was thrilled last year when a visitor from France turned up bearing a vacuum-packed selection of top-quality fromage, daring the wrath of Customs to do so.
Decent coffee is also difficult to find; Cayman is apparently so far from anywhere that even the now-ubiquitous Nespresso capsules are unobtainable. Such are the hardships of living in a tropical paradise with no income tax.