They might not look it here, but these boys are dangerous. Weil Gotshal & Manges emerged victorious from the fifth annual The Lawyer.com’s Legalfives football competition. The US firm’s football representatives were less than popular winners, however. Albeit a talented team, their bruising style was greeted with a chorus of boos as they bullied their way to victory – their captain was sent off in both the semifinal and the final. Unfortunately, the one-man advantage was not enough for chambers 3 Serjeant’s Inn to claw their way back into contention and Weil Gotshal ran away 3-1 winners.
In the plate competition finals Olswang was thrashed by minnows Beale & Co by an embarrassing margin of eight goals to one.
Unfortunately, both of The Lawyer’s teams were unceremoniously dumped out of the competition on penalties at the quarterfinal stage, with deputy editor Matheu Swallow missing the decisive penalty for the second year in succession. Swallow later claimed it was “to preserve the integrity of the event” that he had to make sure The Lawyer didn’t win its own competition.
In the ladies competition, Shoosmiths defeated last year’s champions Clifford Chance on penalties. 4. How many working distilleries are there in Scotland?
5. When was the Scotch Malt Whisky Society founded?
6. Which UK celebrity listed a membership to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society among his top 10 gifts for Christmas in a charity auction for Macmillan Cancer Relief in 2001?
Peterborough City Council’s decison to slash its panel to only one firm is keeping the legal team busy – as is its crackdown on yob culture. In many ways, Peterborough City Council can be seen as a microcosm of central government. The council shares an obsession with IT and e-government and it is doing its […]