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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.
Last Tuesday saw a climactic soccer battle between Tulkinghorn’s braves and a team of hardened Richards Butler lawyers. No prisoners were taken, no quarter was given, although the lawyers did pass around the sandwiches in the pub afterwards.
An hour’s non-stop, end-to-end action at Paddington Rec saw The Lawyer team emerge victorious with a slightly flattering 8-4 scoreline (it was 5-4 with only five minutes to go). Accepting defeat with sublime grace, Richards Butler’s absurdly youthful managing partner Roger Parker, who had earlier played a mean game up front, presented The Lawyer deputy editor and five-goal hero Mat Swallow with the man- of-the-match award. It was a gift appropriate to the wintry conditions: a hip flask.
The silver bottle would have come in very handy three hours later for an unnamed scribe from The Lawyer who, in his post-match “exhausted” state, found himself on St Neots train station waiting for a train home. If you don’t know exactly how far St Neots is from London, Tulkinghorn suggests you consult a map. A big map.
Any other firms desperate for a game should contact Tulkinghorn at the usual address.