This fun weekly feature links five firms through a common theme, designed to spark your interest in firms and practice areas that you may not have yet come across. If you can think up a category, and select five firms that fit within it, by all means send it in to

This week's Take 5

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Check out these ABS

These five are all licensed alternative business structures. Easy as A, B, erm…S.


The names of these five firms evoke the clink of ice in glass and the glug, glug, glug of a well-poured beverage. Enjoy responsibly:

Magnificent Merseyside

These five firms all have offices in the great city of Liverpool:

Anyone for seconds?

Here are five firms that offer the chance to go on international secondment to their trainees:

Top training

These five firms are all nominated for Best Trainer – Large City firm at the upcoming LCN Awards on Thursday 18 May. Stay tuned for our live tweets of the results on the night.

Original pirate material

Lock down your aerial – these five firms all have strong intellectual property practices and offices on The Streets of London:

Law firm – law school partnerships

Ever more firms are linking up with postgraduate providers to exclusively train their future trainees. Here are just five:

The language of law

The names of these five firms all alliterate amazingly – thanks for Danielle Spencer at Shoosmiths for this one!