Everything from a grand grotto scene to an upcycled milk carton tree
It’s that time of year again when lawyers, embracing the holiday spirit, dust off their baubles, arrange their tinsel and turn their normally pristine reception areas into winter wonderlands. In honour of this time-old tradition, Legal Cheek has compiled a round-up of this year’s best legal profession Christmas trees.
Superb effort from Linklaters this year. Good-sized tree, colour-coordinated decorations and not a shred of tacky tinsel.
Allen & Overy
A giant tree for a giant firm. Allen & Overy’s bauble-ladened labour of love is bound to get any hardworking magic circle lawyer in the festive spirit.
Slaughter and May
Not satisfied with just one tree, elite magic circle player Slaughter and May has, like in previous years, brought an entire Christmas forest into the reception area of its Bunhill Row office.
Short photographer or huge tree? Impressive baubles all the same.
A classy looking tree from the lawyers over at Reed Smith. Legal Cheek can only imagine the effort it took to get the six-foot plus spruce up to the firm’s office, located at the very top of Broadgate Tower.
An absolute monster of a tree courtesy of Hogan Lovells. Rumour has it that three winter vac schemers are still lost among its branches.
The Law Society of England and Wales
A Christmas treat for the eyes. But will there be goodies or just a lump of coal in the Law Society’s stocking this year?
Fresh from its three-way merger with Nabarro and Olswang, CMS has really pushed the boat out this year. Not content with just one tree, the City outfit has created a Christmas forest with snow and reindeer.
Mishcon de Reya
Another giant tree, this time courtesy of Mishcon de Reya. Legal Cheek particularly likes the symmetry and bauble distribution.
Hardwicke’s candy cane-covered tree is a great way to keep its barristers’ energy levels up. It would also appear that at least one of Santa’s elves has resorted to using Royal Mail.
This stylish looking tree can be found in the lobby of RPC’s London office. Can you spot the pair of ice skates?
Hats off to North East firm Muckle for thinking outside the box (or should that be inside the fridge). Yes, those are milk cartons.
OMG, PwC has its own model railway!
Not to be outdone, Inner Temple Library teased us with this close-up shot of its tree. Extra points for personalised decorations.
A nice homely look to this tree located on Eversheds Sutherland’s plush client floor.
St Philips Chambers
St Philips is a very big chambers, with a very big tree (and what appears to be a very big advent calendar). The baubles are massive too.