Advanced search

This will make sense only if you're a lawyer....

(63 Posts)
Issymum Mon 14-Mar-05 20:15:57

and even then it probably won't, but I've got to tell someone and I'm too embarrassed to show off to my friends and colleagues.

"Legal Business", a monthly publication for law firms etc., did a survey of Europe's 50 most influential general counsel (business lawyers) and they included me. Me!! Me!! I was so excited when I saw it that I was hip-hopping down the pavement and came within a whisker of engaging innocent passers-by in a gentle half-nelson and waving my profile and photo (horrible crow's feet) beneath their horrified gaze.

The ghastly thing is that, beyond DH, I can't tell anybody in RL because that would be considered sooooo uncool, not to mention boastful. The only acceptable reaction if someone happens to notice the profile is a self-deprecating mummur about idiosyncratic list criteria and a bias towards certain industries or profiles.

But this is Mumsnet and I'm anonymous (to most people) and there is no requirement to be cool at all.

Phew! I feel better for that. Thank you.

miranda2 Mon 14-Mar-05 20:17:52

Well I'm not a lawyer but that sounds pretty cool to me!! Well done!!!

JoolsToo Mon 14-Mar-05 20:17:58

Boast all you like - that's fantastic - and you didn't even know?

Brilliant - well done - if I need any help I know where to come

LGJ Mon 14-Mar-05 20:19:00

Respect lady Respect

jampots Mon 14-Mar-05 20:19:32

well done uncool lawyer

SenoraPostrophe Mon 14-Mar-05 20:19:51

well done!

why is it uncool? I would mention it to people. I would mention it all the time, in fact -

"do you like my new dress?"
"Well, speaking as one of Europe's 50 most influential lawyers, I'd have to say yes"

or something.

serenity Mon 14-Mar-05 20:23:09

I think that's wonderful,

uncool? pah who cares, revel in your influentialness!

WideWebWitch Mon 14-Mar-05 20:24:40

Hey well done issymum! You are cool

Hulababy Mon 14-Mar-05 20:24:46

That is fantastic. DH is a solicitor and thinks it is great too

FrenchGirl Mon 14-Mar-05 20:34:20

Fabulous Issymum!!!!!! It's cool to be successful and excellent at what you do, have a big bottle of champagne for us!
Frenchgirl (the 'unfinished' lawyer)

aloha Mon 14-Mar-05 20:36:10

Cor! Very impressed Issymum! one of the top 50 in EUROPE? That's very top indeed.

marthamoo Mon 14-Mar-05 20:36:32

I would drop it into every conversation I had and carry a sheaf of photocopied lists to hand out to people Clever you, Issymum!

mummytosteven Mon 14-Mar-05 20:36:37

well done.

Katemum Mon 14-Mar-05 20:36:42

Show off all you like, well done!!

WideWebWitch Mon 14-Mar-05 20:37:11

Can we always refer to you now as 'Issymum, one of the top 50 lawyers in Europe'

hoxtonchick Mon 14-Mar-05 20:37:25


SenoraPostrophe Mon 14-Mar-05 20:38:06

change your username, I dare you.

LGJ Mon 14-Mar-05 20:38:25

Any chance of a link, oh no that would ruin the anonymous bit, ah well................

cori Mon 14-Mar-05 20:39:48

I know someone in the top 500, I thought that was impressive. Well Done!!

marthamoo Mon 14-Mar-05 20:40:56

You are now..

"well, one of my friends, who is one of the top fifty lawyers in Europe..."

jampots Mon 14-Mar-05 20:41:40

ive already been looking but you have to subscribe at £495 for 10 issues!!!!!!!!!

Oneofthetop50lawyersinEurope Mon 14-Mar-05 20:43:10

Looks Good

You should try it

Will free it up after my dinner.

aloha Mon 14-Mar-05 20:44:22

RudyDudy Mon 14-Mar-05 20:53:32

Well done Issymum

Hope you'll be getting it printed on your business cards!

ScummyMummy Mon 14-Mar-05 20:54:25

Wow! I've been online with one of the top 50 lawyers in Europe!

Well done, Issymum. That's great.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: