To celebrate the end of its first year in practice, the partners of e3 employment law chose to reject the champagne receptions and lavish events that so often mark such anniversaries. Instead they set themselves an arduous physical challenge with the aim of raising money for the charity that supports the excellent work of the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.
The fuller-figured Nick Jones explained "A combination of fifty years of practice amongst top national and international law firms provides great experience but it can also mean that you pick up a few extra kilo's along the way. The triathlon is a great way for us to work hard and to become leaner on a personal level - just as e3 works hard to be lean and efficient on a corporate level."
The 'Rubenesque' Simon Ost added "As a law firm we are known and respected for our professional expertise rather than our sporting prowess as such. However, the triathlon gives us the opportunity to demonstrate some of the attributes that we value within e3; dedication, tenacity, endurance but in a different area of life ... and whilst wearing lycra.
The cherub-faced Dan Bickerstaffe concluded "We knew that we looked more like the '118 runners' than Mo Farah, and we knew that the Triathlon would be tough for three aging lawyers, but everyone at e3 belives that we should go the extra mile in order to make a real difference. Not just using our legal expertise and experience to make the positive difference for our clients, but also making a difference to the broader communities in which we all live and work.
The e3 team completed the triathlon in a very creditible 1 hour, 32 minutes and 58 seconds and thereby finishing 5th out of 16 teams competing.
More importantly, the partners and staff of e3 are delighted to have raised £1,000 on behalf of Alder Hey Children's Charity.