Pin a white rose to your chest and belt out that good old anthem On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at. It’s Yorkshire Day.
Sadly, as our feature last week pointed out, Yorkshire – or at any rate its financial centre of Leeds – has struggled a little in terms of the legal market in the last few years. While confidence is returning, some firms are seeing a rebalancing of power away from God’s own county.
One of those is Addleshaw Goddard. Recently-elected managing partner John Joyce might be a Northerner, but he hails from the wrong side of the Pennines in Manchester. His origins, though, are something which Joyce is keen to play down in today’s interview, as he dismisses suggestions of a north-south split at the firm.
Back in Yorkshire, there was good news this week as it emerged that in-housers in the region were more likely than their peers elsewhere in the country to have had a pay rise. But in-house salaries apparently lag behind the £477,000 pay-packets for some heads of marketing down in London – a fact which has horrified many readers, who are still weighing in on this week’s most popular story.
If all that news is weighing you down, why not get out this weekend for a good walk in the bracing air on Ilkley Moor? Just don’t forget your hat.
Also on TheLawyer.com:
- Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird
- Simmons & Simmons has gained a South African presence by allying with Canadian firm Fasken Martineau’s recently-acquired Johannesburg operation
- And Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton has appointed a new-look executive leadership group to replace its management committee following a dramatic overhaul earlier this month