Whoever said lawyers were vultures? Well, without mentioning their name, I have just had forwarded to me an internal memo which has been circulated around a well-known firm of family lawyers saying the following: “Gear up for Monday! It’s time once again to turn those post-Christmas new year blues into little rays of financial sunshine :-)”Â I kid you not. Right down to the fake little smile. Then after a load of motivational chat about how the credit crunch was already helping business, it ended with: “Oh, and don’t forget, please remember that with the inevitable increase in activity during January, your fee-income target is (as always) 20% higher this month.” I wouldn’t be surprised if they also gave an award for the most number of acrimonious disputes brought through the door. Lawyers, huh? You gotta love ’em.