Lawyers second only to fashionistas in the partying stakes

Easy does it now. Lever your head up off the keyboard. We hope you weren’t silly enough to schedule any client calls today.

The news that last night was taxi company Addison Lee’s busiest shift for work Christmas parties – and that lawyers out-party everybody in the capital except for fashion industry peeps – should come as no surprise to those suffering from a fevered brow and throbbing head this morning.

We pity you, we really do. Just writing this is giving us painful flashbacks of our office Christmas excess: the never-empty wine glass, the over-familiar selfies, the oh-so-witty ironic requests to the DJ. All coming flooding back to you, huh?

Never mind. Addison Lee is optimistically predicting that all this corporate excess heralds a recovering economy, which should mean lots more work for all you lucky lawyers.

No, don’t groan, and keep that head off the keyboard. And if you can manage that, also accept our best wishes for a very merry Christmas. We’ll see you in the New Year.

Also on

  • Washington DC firm Patton Boggs and Texas-based Locke Lord are understood to have ended their merger talks, making them the third pair of US firms to kill plans for a tie-up in less than a month
  • And Reading-based Boyes Turner has pulled out of the tripartite merger talkswith Blake Lapthorn and Morgan Cole
  • Rocket Lawyer, the US West Coast online legal services start-up that launched in the UK a year ago, is planning to expand its offeringinto Northern Ireland and Scotland next year
  • Outgoing Clifford Chance managing partner David Childs is to chair the Financial Reporting Council’s Conduct Committee when he retires from the firm next year

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