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Legal Cheek’s official Xmas tree round-up

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It’s that time of year again, folks! With the holidays right around the corner, the legal profession (well, parts of it anyway) has shown its slightly softer seasonal side and erected Christmas trees in honour of jolly old St. Nick.

So in what is quickly becoming an Xmas tradition in its own right, the elves at Legal Cheek have once again searched the far-flung corners of the internet to compile a comprehensive round-up of the legal profession’s best festive firs.

Freshfields

A very strong effort this year from Freshfields. We particularly like the magic circle player’s Christmas bows and rocking horse ornaments. The question is: do the presents contain this year’s bonuses?

RPC

Excellent decorations on RPC‘s whopper of an Xmas tree. Nice to see a slight deviation from tradition and opting for more than one star.

Clifford Chance

Some might argue ‘the bigger the better’ when it comes to Christmas trees — and Clifford Chance is no exception. This bauble-laden effort strikes an imposing figure in the lobby of the magic circler’s Canary Wharf office.

Mishcon de Reya

This imposing 14ft fir sits proudly in the entrance of Mishcon de Reya‘s Africa House headquarters. Ten-out-of-ten for bauble distribution!

Baker McKenzie

This very chic looking tree is courtesy of Baker McKenzie. Opting for a gold and orange theme, Legal Cheek particularly likes the use of natural materials including pine cones and twigs.

PwC

Big Four bean counter PwC has gone all out this year. Not content with just a well-decorated tree, it has created a snowy seasonal scene featuring a working model railway. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, it’s also drafted in some of its more musically talented staffers to serenade folk as they pass through its lobby.

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Allen & Overy

Another hefty tree, this time courtesy of Allen & Overy. We are particularly fond of the colour-coordinated decorations.

Hardwicke

Hardwicke‘s tree is small but perfectly formed. Nice Christmas jumpers, too!

UK Supreme Court

‘A less is more’ approach from our friends over at the UK Supreme Court. While the candles are a nice touch, we think the court has missed a trick in not using Lord Sumption’s ties as a sort of improvised form of tinsel.

St Philips Chambers

They have baubles the size of basketballs over at Birmingham’s St Philips Chambers.

Trowers & Hamlins

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at Trowers & Hamlins thanks a trio of tastefully decorated trees.

Middle Temple

Middle Temple went all out this year and produced a time-lapse of their Hall being decked out.

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Lincoln’s Inn

You can almost smell the Christmassy pine scent in Lincoln’s Inn’s snap.

Reed Smith

A very classy effort from Reed Smith‘s London lot. And with an office spread across the 32nd and 33rd floors of Broadgate Tower, perhaps the City’s highest law firm tree.

Central London Employment Tribunal

A brilliant law book-based effort courtesy of Central London Employment Tribunal.

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DWF

DWF has stuck an absolute monster of a tree in the reception of its Manchester headquarters. We especially like the presents around the base which add a nice homely touch.

Linklaters

Linklaters has opted for a lovely silver-themed tree this year. Plus, carol singers are on hand to help its lawyers get into the festive spirit.

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32 Comments

Anonymous

‘…the elves at Legal Cheek have once again searched the far-flung corners of the internet to compile a comprehensive round-up of the legal profession’s best festive firs’.

Please don’t feel you have to do this on our account

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Kronos

‘On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A TC at Greenberg Glusker LLP…’

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Anonymous

Alan Partridge in a pear tree.

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Anonymous

Mishcon and Central London ET have to take joint first in this.

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Anonymous

What’s “official” about this? Is there a rogue “Xmas” (?) tree round-up as well? Is there a “Xmas” tree round-up having the temerity to pass itself off as this official one? Injunction!

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Anonymous

Legal Cheek After Hours

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Anonymous

Katie King in spirit but not form. Good try.

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Anonymous

^ the above comment was posted for a rapid deletion. Tommy are you busy?

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Legal Cheek Readership

We want to know what the Christmas twig at the Privy Arbital Court looks like!

We also want to know whether Mansfield Chambers even have one or whether Mizz Proudman regarded it as a phallic symbol and Chambers have therefore banned it this year.

Additionally, we want to know whether Barrister Hendron is making any money from his latest offer of “legal advice and representation for life for £4K- book now and get a free tree every year for the next decade”.

These are the important things we need to know!

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🎼Here comes Banta Claus, here comes Banta Claus, right down Banta Claus Lane! 🎶

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Anonymous

😁👍

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Trainee

BonesBay have a legendary tree in their…ehm, lobby.

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BonesBay Top of Equity

You know how it is: the bigger the tree, the bigger the…firm.

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🌲

It’s Pine.

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Anonymous

I have to say – the RPC tree is looking the best of those. Freshfields not too shabby either.

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Anonymous

This is gratuitous advertising for Legal Cheek’s sponsors. Once again, Slaughter and May is absent. Not sure why Kirkland isn’t featured though.

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Anonymous

slaughters have about a dozen trees lined up in a classy row, should be on the list

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Anonymous

They have the good sense not to put into Legal Cheek’s begging bowl, so as far as Legal Cheek are concerned, they don’t exist.

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Anonymous

How does Greenberg Glusker’s Christmas tree rank alongside these?

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Anonymous

The bigger the tree, the better the firm.

Gluskers’ went for a 100ft silver pine from the highest peaks of the Greenberg Mountains, the mythical birthplace of the firm’s founder, Yehuda Greenberg.

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Anonymous

Legend has it that Mahatma Glusker felled his first fir using just his titanic schlong and a liter of Everclear.

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Greentree Glusker

’tis a tree of titanic dimensions that tops and towers o’er all others. Freshfields and the other no hopers’ puny efforts are mere striplings in comparison.

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Septic & Sons

LC, could we also get an official 2018 ranking of law firm office toilets?

I mean, an essential aspect of every City trainee’s life is to sit down on the trap after a heavy night on the piss and crimp out a few noxious beer turds, all the while trying to identify fellow colleagues by the cacophonous sounds of their sphincters.

The banter would be magnificent.

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Macs 1Pqe

There’s a phantom shitter over at Macfarlanes who rocks up to the gents traps, locks the cubicle and then unleashes Gomorrah on the porcelain. Trainees foolish enough to enter the stall after he’s done with it have been known to either gag or straight up pass out from the fetid stench of his Friday morning glory.

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Phantom shitter

Savage stuff innit

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Anonymous

This does absolutely nothing to promote equality and diversity

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Anonymous

Christmas is Christmas. It transcends equality and diversity and any other faith.

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Steven Seagull

I identify as a tree and find this comment offensive.

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Anonymous

No mistletoe, no party.

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Steven Seagull

I have a huge tree and I’m not afraid to use it.

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Anon

Why are you suddenly including PwC in all of your most recent posts?

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Just follow the cash, since Alex needs to pay for gash

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