There’s something about Martin

We may have referred in the past to the similarity of Slaughter and May‘s best friends alliance to the family Von Trapp.

But frankly, Macfarlanes puts Slaughters to shame, with 10 Norwich Street looking ever more like The Waltons’ ranch.

As revealed late last night on (10 May), Charles Martin and Simon Martin (no relation) are acceding to the roles of senior and managing partner respectively, after what will be nine years of rule by Robert Sutton and Paul Phippen See story.

If Martin and Martin are an easy enough combination to remember, consider this: out of 18 corporate partners at the City firm, three have the surname Martin. Then there are the two associates and a trainee who also share the Martin moniker.

We heard that Macfarlanes might not be the most diverse firm in the City, but this is ridiculous.