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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.
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Divine recompense There are quite a few blogs out there that rail against law firms for cheating clients. But they’re mostly to do with overcharging and money, rather than being shortchanged on spiritual guidance. Is There A Lawyer in the Church? (www. isthere alawyerinthechurch. com) focuses on the spiritual side of the lawyer-client relationship. Blogger Stephen Bloom writes: “Secular legal advice is fine, as far as it goes. It can even be very helpful in gaining a preliminary understanding of the matter at hand. “But for the Christian believer, secular legal advice alone can never be enough. There are eternal consequences at stake and higher purposes that must be properly considered. And for this, only God’s advice is sufficient.” That’s fine, but how much does God charge an hour?
Pond strife A bit of a transatlantic blogging spat has developed between UK law blogger GeekLawyer (http://blog.geeklawyer.org) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal’s ‘Blawg 100’, which lists the 100 best law blogs (http://aba journal. com). GeekLawyer was not included in the list and is more than a little bit miffed. He claims it smacks of anti-English discrimination. He writes: “Can you recommend a good lawyer who’ll act for me against the ABA? This is clear Limeyism – it cannot stand. They’ll need to work pro bono because although I have plenty of money I need to keep it for mead and hookers.” You can tell we’re in a downturn. It used to be caviar, mead and hookers.