Quotes of the week

‘We need the Beijing office for convenience, but it is not 100 per cent necessary. The city is saturated with law firms.’
Simmons & Simmons China managing partner Huen Wong tells it like it is, >>More details

‘There is a misunderstanding about the nature and unintended consequences of meeting our complaints-handling targets.’
Chief executive Janet Paraskeva in another unconvincing defence of the Law Society, >>More details

‘The high yield market has got to be willing to accept lower call protection.’
European High Yield Association chair and Latham & Watkins finance partner Bryant Edwards gets controversial, >>More details

‘Everyone questioned our ability to get much further because we didn’t have a business plan.’
Halliwells managing partner Ian Austin confesses all, >>More details

‘When all this work is done, Islington should be a cleaner, safer and greener place to live and work.’
London Borough of Islington director of legal Louise Round does her bit for Islington’s estate agents, >>More details