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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

wow

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.

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