The cat and the law firm: the purr-fect advantage

Dr Bob Murray shares how an uninvited cat calmed a firm’s clients – and brought a managing partner to his knees

06 Feb 2020

Pud usually sat on Frank’s desk. They made a great pair. Frank was a family law partner in boutique Chelsea firm E&H.

The business was dominated by ambitious partners a long way from retirement, and since Frank was neither of these, he was a bit of an outcast.

Pud was a ginger cat, a stray. But he was no ordinary feline – he had some distinguishing features. He was, shall we say, on the ‘solid’ side.

Frank said Pud’s main aim in life was to preserve his precious calories by sleeping as much as he could and exercising as little as possible. This was not difficult since he rarely left the office during the day.

Pud was also deaf. Somehow, he had survived as a street cat (‘fera...

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