Charles Dickens

  • Biglaw, Drinking, Letter from London, Magic Circle, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: ‘I Thought Freshfields Was a Supermarket’

    “I thought Freshfields [Bruckhaus Deringer] was a supermarket when I got here,” says Kirsty Grant, a fourth-year associate in the London office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Happily, Grant — a fast-learner who got through law school in L.A. while working full-time during the day — quickly figured out that the Anglo-German law firm, a member of the Magic Circle, wasn’t the place to fulfill her grocery needs. Not that Grant, 33, has oceans of spare cash to splash on her grocery needs. How do her finances as an American abroad compare to those of her Biglaw counterparts back home?

    18 Comments / / Jan 17, 2012 at 10:17 AM