Legal Business

The bottom line is, well, the bottom line – numbers always settle the score

At a recent drinks evening with a leading City law firm, Legal Business heard a familiar refrain from a veteran corporate partner about how the team he leads is doing very well but has had its reputation – and that of the firm as a whole – dragged down by the sniping of ex-partners. Several weeks previously at a dinner, another major firm had run through its strategy and performance, making a great play of the claim that, though the firm had clearly suffered a few reverses since the banking crisis, it was performing ahead of peers.