One of London’s oldest and most prestigious law firms, Slaughter and May, is letting lawyers bring their dogs to work amid an increasingly ferocious war for top legal talent. Business Insider quotes Deborah Finkler, the new managing partner of the firm that was founded in 1889, as saying that “the benefits of all animals and especially dogs to mental health, morale and alleviating stress are widely recognised and [she hopes] that the trial makes for a fun and sociable day”. Dogs will however not be allowed in the canteen, meeting rooms or breakout areas.