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Hogan Lovells unveils new indoor putting green in its Birmingham office

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Golfing zone is named ‘Gallimore Green’ in honour of sports-loving office chief Michael Gallimore

Left to right: Hogan Lovells’ regional managing partner Susan Bright, alongside Birmingham office head Michael Gallimore

Hogan Lovells has installed an indoor putting green at its Birmingham office — and named it in homage to one of its top partners.

The global outfit’s ‘Gallimore Green’ forms part of Hogan Lovells’ new Brum-based office and takes its name from office head Michael Gallimore. Planning partner Gallimore took over the reins at the West Midlands office last year following the retirement of private equity head Alan Greenough.

As part of wider expansion plans, the outfit moved into swanky new office space this summer to help accommodate its growing team of lawyers, paralegals and support staff.

And it appears Gallimore has wasted no time in putting his stamp on things — quite literally judging by the ‘Gallimore Green’ branding emblazoned up the office wall. Other amenities (not named after lawyers, as far as Legal Cheek is aware) include a gym, coffee house, concierge and table tennis area.

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Commenting on the new office space, Gallimore said:

“We have outgrown our existing space in Birmingham through the natural growth of the business and our increasing support for our other 45 plus offices globally. To get the very best from our people and for the benefit of our clients we want to provide our people with challenging and exciting client work, a supportive and ambitious culture, and a first class working environment with excellent amenities.”

News of the in-house golfing zone comes on the back of the firm’s first standalone Birmingham retention score. Hogan Lovells confirmed both rookies who started their training contracts in 2016 were staying on. One joins its corporate team, while the other starts life as a lawyer in the firm’s real estate practise. Was it the putting green that swung it?

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32 Comments

Anonymous

Muppets…

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Anonymous

This money could have given a hard working nurse a pay rise!

Austerity is in its eleventh year!

What a waste of resources in a putting green brothers!

VOTE CORBYN

FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW!

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Anonymous

Agreed brother

Unionise, organise

The law students are all voting Labour, keeping their heads down

It’s only a matter of time

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Judge hobosexual

This sounds like an initiative that southern toffee nosed ponce ‘trust fund with a trust fund’ would come up with!

Me, I’d rather come up his …

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Anonymous

Judge hobo, you’re starting to sound slightly mentally unwell.
What has ‘trust fund with a trust fund’ done to earn this anymosity?

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Judge hobosexual

He refused to acknowledge my majestic person! I could sentence him to eat out my insane old mother behind the dumpster where I dive every Saturday night!

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A trust fund with a trust fund

Wtf?

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Insider

Like the Clifford Chance pool, this is in theory open to all but woe betide you if you’re seen on it and you’re not a Senior Partner.

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Tiger

I couldn’t of Putt it better myself.

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Anonymous

Par for the course

I’ll get my coat

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Anonymous

Glad to see that the US is allowing the international side some minute scraps after all the firm’s savings from their numerous London redundancies. “Fit for the Future?” I think not…

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JD Partner

I got a hole in one with my stiff shaft today

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JD Equity Partner

I’m puttin’ mine in right now!

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Anonymous

Haha, fantastic.

And so this – like all the flat screen TVs, pool and ping pong tables, swimming pools and other amenities – will never be more than a gimmick which nobody at the firm every has any actual time to make use of.

It must have cost around £35k for parts and installation – it’s better that than hiring another trainee, I guess.

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Anonymous

Happy Gallimore (1996)

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Anonymous

Uncle Tom will be pleased. What imbeciles!

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Office "Golfer"

The key really is to make sure you have your hands tighly gripped around the shaft. Those taking part should make delicate, but firm contact with the balls. Ultimately, it is going to go in the hole. The sooner the better if you ask me. Just make sure you put it in the right one!

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Steven Seagull

It quite often helps if you can have someone else show you the correct grip on the shaft. Perhaps a playing partner? The can stand in front and guide you in to the correct position.

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Anonymous

Haha, that is clever.

I thought you were talking about having sex in the office. It really did sound like you were talking about the shaft of a penis and testicles.

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Anonymous

You don’t seem to understand that law firms are sh*t and people don’t have sex in them. Lawyers use their money to pay for sex.

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Anonymous

Just tap it in. Give it a little tappy. Tap Tap Taparoo

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Anonymous

Lack of puns in the article makes me sad.

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Anonymous

Sure there is a joke to be made about handicaps somewhere …

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Tim

No, there are no jokes to be made about ha*****ps.

Do you even know where that word comes from??? CAP in HAND, which is what most disabled people had to do before the welfare state.

Do you realise how DEGRADING it is for a disabled person to be referred to as “ha*******ed”?????

Not funny.

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Anonymous

I am disabled and I don’t find it offensive. I’d put out a hat if I knew somebody would put a cherry in it.

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Anonymous

Utter bollocks. The etymology has nothing to do with ‘cap in hand’. That’s bullshit.

It comes from a gambling game called ‘hand in cap’. Look it up and stop perpetuating nonsense.

I’ve never understood why ‘handicapped’ – levelling a contest by making it more difficult for the best – is bad, but ‘disabled’, i.e. not capable of functioning at all, is OK.

Suppose it’s the idiocy of activists.

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Tim

‘Disabled’ means ‘disabled by society’.

Not ‘not capable of functioning’.

Bad argument.

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Anonymous

No it doesn’t. That’s equally stupid.

And your answer to the point about your bogus etymology is what?

Anonymous

Meanwhile Davis Polk trainees are paid more than 4PQE lawyers in Birmingham 😂😂😂

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Anonymous

LOL, as if they have a Birmingham office.

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Anonymous

Must be a green initiative

(TONS OF PUNS)

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Anonymous

Ms Bright looks rather fine. I do like a really smart, successful and attractive woman. So much sex appeal.

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