Let’s face it, the Legal Services Act has not yet ushered in the kind of game-changing commercial revolution some predicted. At least, Obiter isn’t often buttonholed with share-dealing tips in law firms.

Until now, that is. For one pioneering alternative business structure has introduced something which may send shock waves through the profession: the end of the ampersand. But unlike Slaughter and May, which famously eschewed the squiggle in the mid-1950s, Australian-listed giant Slater & (sic) Gordon has replaced the dated punctuation mark with a thoroughly 21st-century plus sign.

Bumping into a Slater staffer in Chancery Lane, Obiter asked them what it’s like working at the ‘leading consumer firm’ in the country. ‘Well the logo’s a big plus…’.