Mishcon de Reya is the early leader in the race to be RollOnFriday Firm of the Year 2020.
Over 1,200 readers have entered in the first week of this year's survey. While most firms, including Mishcon, haven't fielded enough entries to qualify for the final results table, a paucity of statistical evidence won't stop RollOnFriday totting their marks up prematurely.
With a whopping 96%, Mishcon de Reya is the firm to beat. Perhaps an early slug of good scores was to be expected from the PR-savvy media specialist. No-one has yet mentioned the canteen, though, which could be its downfall.
More surprising is the presence of Jones Day in second place. A firm about which RollOnFriday has heard some alarming things recently, currently stands on 92%. Although this may well nosedive when staff who have been (allegedly) sexually harassed and discriminated against add their two cents.
Be cruel or be kind, just be honest.
Meanwhile, Managing Partners of firms at the bottom of the table will be praying their happy staff both exist and enter the survey in the next two months, otherwise one of them will be unwrapping a Golden Turd.
As it stands, the legal profession's least-exhibited trophy is bound for Slater and Gordon, which is currently tracking at 25%. It probably shouldn't risk using its PR savvy to address the problem. Blake Morgan (26%) and Burness Paull (29%) also need to drag themselves out of contention, along with Slaughter and May, which has debuted with a shock 38%.
It is all still to play for, so please enter the survey below.
If you're in in-house, take this poll instead*.
*Unless you work for the SRA, in which case you might as well join your colleague who entered it in the Firm of the Year 2020 survey (mark: 29%).