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Fun Facts

2016

"When starting at the firm, every trainee is given a book on the firm's history."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's new offices will be at the London Fruit and Wool Exchange, which was the site of one of Jack the Ripper's killings."
First year trainee, London
"We were the first law firm to have a telephone."
First year trainee, London
"George Harrison of the Beatles wrote a song about one of the firm's founders titled 'The Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp'."
Second year trainee, London
"Broadwalk House is one of Prince Charles' favourite buildings in London apparently!"
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Ashurst employees self-published a history book about the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Ashurst has beehives!"
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of clubs and societies to become involved in, ranging from football to yoga and pilates, as well as an Italian and a wine society."
First year trainee, London
"William Slaughter qualified at Ashurst in 1879 (back when it was Ashurst Morris Crisp) and worked there for ten years before setting up his own partnership - Slaughter and May."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Ashurst was the first law firm to use the telephone - our number was 15!"
Second year trainee, London
"Rumour has it that The Ritz hotel signed a tongue-in-cheek IP licence agreement so that our canteen could be named 'The Writz'."
First year trainee, Londn

2013

"Partners dining room, (if you can get in), has a brilliant view!"
First year trainee, London
"One of the founders of Roll on Friday is a partner at Ashurst."
Second year trainee, London
"We have an office in Papua New Guinea."
Second year trainee, London
"The Slaughter and May founders both trained here."
First year trainee, London
"There is a table tennis table on the sixth floor."
First year trainee, London
"We were the first law firm to have a telephone line - telephone number 15."
Second year trainee, London
"We did all the real estate work to make the two massive Westfield shopping centres in London possible."
First year trainee, London
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