The Bakers’ bus

Every now and again a firm’s news is like a London bus – it comes round in twos. So it was with Baker & McKenzie yesterday, when its announcement of 71 partner promotions coincided with the day IP partner Paul Rawlinson stepped into former London chief Gary Senior’s shoes to become, dare we say it, the London boss.

Still in this case, perhaps our assertion that this news is akin to a glimmering new Routemaster is a little wide of the mark, given that only one of Bakers’ 71 worldwide promotions was made up in the City. This compares with three of the firm’s 63 promotions last year. Check out last year’s profile of Bakers to get a little more under the skin detail.

For those not made up this time around – or even those jealous that they weren’t picked to replace – do remember what business magnate Richard Branson once said: business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.

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