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

Summer lovin’

Don't take time out from summer applications to hit the beach - let these five firms help you imagine them instead! (We joke – manage your time and you can still get out there and enjoy what sun there is.)

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Death becomes them; these five firms are making a killing:

All at sea

This fishy five are linked by an association with the briny depths, the roaring ocean, the Neptunian tides (etc):

Grand slammers

Wimbledon has started and these five firms share names with tennis stars past and present – that’s no backhanded compliment!

Imminent deadlines

These five firms have all set their training contract deadlines before the main cut-off point of 31 July, when dozens of firms stop taking applications:

National treasures

These five are all well-known national firms with offices across the United Kingdom – thanks to Shoosmiths for this one!

Women at the top

These five firms have put their money where their mouths are when it comes to equality at boardroom level – they all have female senior partners/chief executives. Thanks to Abigail Burdiak, solicitor at Shoosmiths for this one!

Check out these ABS

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