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Battle for the Golden Turd heats up
13 January 2017
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With less than a week to go until the UK firm with the most satisfied staff is unveiled, the battle to be named RollOnFriday Firm of the Year 2016 is hotting up. Others don't have a chance and are more concerned about dodging the Golden Turd.

A Fieldfisher associate reports divisions between London and the provinces. It may have an office in the City that "impresses parents, poorer friends who do things in the public sector, and a certain kind of vulgar braying client", but there are "dreadful new colleagues from Birmingham who work for small-time metal bashing companies without displaying even a hint of shame". The snobbery is reversed at Trowers & Hamlins, where a London-based junior associate claims that trainees working in the regions are "pompous, entitled, ass-kissing snakes", while "junior solicitors and their paralegal minions waltz around like they are god's gift to the profession".

    But will ass-kissing snakes be enough to secure the gilded stool?

KWM is working hard for the Golden Turd. A trainee whose contract will be cancelled this week says the partners "who fucked this firm up the pooter are all utter turbok**nts". He confesses, "I'm dumb as a bag of rocks to have opted to train here instead of Simmons & Simmons. The marketing brochures clearly influenced me too much". Perhaps, although a Simmons lawyer says there have been "many departures from my department in the last few months" and that "everyone else has their CVs out".

Enter here, it takes ten seconds. RollOnFriday would particularly like to see more responses from staff at Ashurst, Bircham Dyson Bell, Blake Morgan, BLM, Bond Dickinson, Browne Jacobson, Capsticks, Farrers, Gateley, HFW, Jones Day, KWM, Latham & Watkins, Nabarro, Olswang, Reed Smith, Shakespeare Martineau, Sidley Austin, Slater & Gordon, Stephenson Harwood, Taylor Wessing, Weightmans and Withers.


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