June 11, 2012

Freshfields, noted for veganism, neutering and compulsory microchipping

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, meet Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre.

One is a charitable home for the ‘abandoned, abused and unwanted’, and the other is… well, ‘a leader among international law firms, providing business law advice of the highest quality.’ Phew, just stepped back from a precipice there.

As with many of our nameshakes, there’s a lot in common between one and t’other. FBD has ‘over 2,500 lawyers in 27 key business areas around the world’, whilst FARC ‘helps rehouse and rehome well in excess of 1200 animals and birds across our two sites in Liverpool and Wales’.

FBD is home to ‘a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments’ whilst FARC is ‘home to 250 cats and kittens, 60 dogs, 120 farm animals including ducks and chickens, 30 horses and ponies and 250 small animals, birds and wildlife.’ FBD is the official legal services provider to the London 2012 Olympics Games and Paralympic Games, whilst FARC is currently supporting An Evening with [paranormalist] Agnes Davies at, paradoxically, the Formby Luncheon Club.

There are differences of course. FBD’s job pages talk about ‘global careers’, which in no way resemble FARC’s ‘feral cat relocation programme’.

Details on how you can help FARC with their admirable work can be found here. AB


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