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A marriage is announced

29 January 2008

“LET ME NOT TO THE marriage of true minds admit impediments” declared Shakespeare expansively a few hundred years ago, before going on to a lyrical and passionate consideration of wandering barks, rosy lips and bending sickles.

No sonnets have yet been written about our marriage, though Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so there is still scope for comparison to summers days or red red roses, for we have had a marriage of sorts, though not necessarily a love affair.

Two neighbouring firms of solicitors have decided that they like each other enough to climb into bed with one another (in the cleanest possible way).

Powerhouses across the River Nene

It was not always thus. In the days when senior partners were giants and the rest of us were in short trousers or gym slips, our two firms were not best of friends. The River Nene in Wisbech divided the two powerhouses. On the south side there ruled Dawbarn Barr and Knowles a...

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