A&O blames recession for exhaustive clearout By The Lawyer 23 February 2009 09:46 13 December 2015 15:34 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Telly Tubby 23 February 2009 at 10:22 cf Links redundancy Dear A&O lawyers, for when the time comes, I suggest you start reading up on the Links redundancy to see how not to do things. If ours is anything to go by, the consultation process will be rushed, the Employee Reps will be appointed by the firm and will be those not prepared to do a good job in case it puts their jobs on the line. Everything will be hush hush and the partners will not provide clear answers on how they arrived at their conclusions. Good Luck. Reply Link Anonymous 23 February 2009 at 12:18 A&O redundancies Dear Telly Tubby, thanks for your good wishes – same to you. So far so good with the A&O process, the employee reps are going to be elected by the associates and support staff so unless A&O engages in Mugabe-like election fraud (and even I wouldn’t suspect management of that) then we should have a decent say. Whether the reps do a good job remains to be seen, but the firm has already said it’s going to be “generous” to those departing – whatever that means… Reply Link Gavin 23 February 2009 at 23:03 – Perhaps they shouldn’t have (over)expanded so much in the first place… Reply Link Anonymous 26 February 2009 at 16:52 A&O redundancies A&O´s actions are a mere farce – they get rid of their staff but at the same time they still hire young professionals. Have a look at their website: they praise themselves for caring about their people but quite obviously, they don´t give a damn! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.