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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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If you like your legal news funny and made up, then Litination (www.litination.com) is the site for you. Its tag line is: “The truth, the half truth, and nothing like the truth… so help me law,” and the stories read like a cross between The Lawyer and The Onion.
The most recent post is about Jones Day freezing its associates in response to the downturn.
The story cites a firm spokesperson as saying: “Jones Day is committed to responding to this difficult fiscal environment with creative and proactive approaches that both help our clients and offer our talented attorneys the best path forward. When thawed, these associates will re-enter the workforce with the same vigor that we have come to expect from them as hot-blooded lawyers.”
So not that far from the truth then.
That frosty nip in the air tells us that the ski season is upon us, and there are few better ways to spend a holiday on the piste than naked from the waist down and hanging upside down from a ski lift.
That’s what happened to one skier at Vail in Colorado – and he may soon be calling in his lawyers to get some compensation. That blog of legal quirks The Smoking Gun (www.thesmokinggun.com) reported the story .
The website reports that “the chairlift’s fold-down seat was somehow not in the lowered position, which caused the man to partially fall through the resulting gap”. His trousers got caught and he was left upside down and half-naked.
The case is a valuable one for any law firm for the humour factor alone.