Quotes of the week

‘We were looking for a cost-effective solution. We didn’t feel we needed a solicitor.’

Julian Hedley of Tenon on the accountants’ decision to instruct a barrister directly in its case against Revenue & Customs, See news

‘It wasn’t a mind-blowing, towel-around-the-head thing to work out that we ought to be a top five, global, full-service law firm. Because what else can you be?’

Nigel Knowles, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, See features
‘There is no common denominator. Each of the partners who have left were not managed by the Cardiff office.’

Eversheds regional managing partner Alan Meredith defends departures in the Midlands, See news

‘Their inhumanity seemed to have no bounds dictated either by decency or compassion.’

Nicholas Stadlen QC of Fountain Court Chambers on Gordon Pollock QC of Brick Court Chambers and Lovells, See news

‘I believe in walking the walk, not just talking the talk.’

Wragges managing partner-elect and corporate rainmaker Ian Metcalfe does a passable impression of David Brent, See deals