Ashurst chiefs on back foot after crisis meeting

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  • Losing Partners then recruiting Partners - do they actually know what they are doing?!

    Or is it strategic cost reduction planning - release the expensive Partners and bring in lots of SAs and make them junior equity partners but not pay much - sounds quite smart really!

    What does 'Place to work' actually mean within Ashurst?

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  • I worked in this firm for several years. I am not going to start saying it was all bad because it wasnt, I have left many good memories at Ashurst.
    I am so sorry to hear that people like Edge and Avery have left because apart from being excellent lawyers they were also great people.
    What I do want to say though is that I could not agree more with one of the comments above "more snakes than ladders..."

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  • Agree with Anonymous at 11:04. Last year there were so many redundancies at Ashurst (esp London). Associates were "disappearing" almost daily in the run up to the new financial year but Ashurst pretended that the departures were "performance related". At least other firms had the decency to be honest . Now with the stalwarts like Avery, Kitchin et al gone, one wonders what's left. A crop of MC/US frim senior associates masquerading as partners!

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  • Agree with Anonymouses at 11.04 and 1.41. Worked at Ashurts for a short period and didn't like the atmosphere at all. Fine if you're in "the club" - forget it if you're not.

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  • Unfortunately, from somebody who works there, it is true that something needs to be done at the firm. Telling your firm about "tough" decisions before 9:29am when something appears in the press would be a start... Something is rotten in the state of Ashurst

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  • Afraid to say that I am another ex-Ashurst who also left after a year because of the vile people and the profoundly unpleasant atmosphere they were all so keen to cultivate. Working there is like eating liver. And no, I do not have a chip on my shoulder; I am far happier at my current firm where I am paid more.

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  • Anonymous | 2-Apr-2010 2:56 pm

    I personally like liver.

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