Focus: Manches - Salvage operation

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  • the article is a PR exercise for the CEO and does not reflect the day to day reality of what is happening within Manches. load of tosh!

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  • "Remain calm" "methodical" - dear God if only. No-one is fooled.

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  • Temper tantrums that would disgrace even a kindergarten resulting in massive demoralisation. Agree with first poster, total tosh indeed.

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  • It's a good firm with great people and some fantastic and loyal clients. It's regrouping. Sure some of this is management tosh and the internal comms are pretty hit and miss - but it means well. Keep on trucking Manches!

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  • and despite the new broom, lots of trash is left behind.

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  • Really? It looks okay from outside.

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  • Didn't they try to off their Oxford office to Mills & Reeve, only for M&R to walk away once they'd kicked the tyres. Seems to me like they might do well to chase a full blown "merger" with M&R.

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  • the firm stumbles from one crisis to the next. the good people are the only thing keeping it going. The new CEO needs to wake up and stop using management speak.

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  • It's a little bit of a stretch to describe Manches as having property 'in the mix', given that the firm now only has 3 property partners (it lists 9 on its website, 3 of whom are litigators, 1 property finance, 1 corporate and 1 environmental).
    From having been a stalwart of property ten years ago, its offering is looking decidedly thin these days. I wonder how much of its15% is actually prop.lit, prop.finance and environment...that "focus" on real estate will require a microscope...

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  • Energy, drive, determination and youth - they count for nothing. Manches is not a dot.com. What it needs is a CEO of the highest calibre with a proven track record, a mature, competent and experienced individual. The current incumbent is fostering a blame culture to deflect from her own inadequacies. Poor Manches.

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