The London Lawyer: Battles, Loyalties and Golden Handcuffs


Congratulations to the eight lucky (and very hardworking and dedicated, yes) employees who made it promoted to partner at slaughter and May this week. The firm has kicked off the Magic Circle promotional season with its newest cohort of six lawyers in London and two in Hong Kong. The group has reached this important career milestone in a tense world where the legal industry is weighing how it works and with whom.

Slaughters is one of the few remaining companies for which becoming a partner usually means staying with the company for life. Its 110 partners are watched with a mixture of awe and amazement as they remain unceasingly loyal to the firm year after year.