Ashurst issues ultimatum to plateau partners

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  • "announced exits and upcoming exits", eh? Who's leaving now?

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  • Ashurst needs a number of further large mergers, and a drastic overhaul of its bloated partnership, in order to remain a credible force.

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  • Seems that a lot of the dead wood has already been cut out.
    Given the amount that top of equity are paid, surely expecting high standards is a given?

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  • it is called snakes and ladders ...

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  • "We've always had a managed lockstep"...mmm, not sure about that....

    "Voting" (ever seen sheep vote?) in March 2012 for remuneration period ending April 2012...mmm.....

    "No one guaranteed to stay on 65 points"....mmm, reckon I'll be ok tho!

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  • It is disasterous PR given the spate of Partner exits over the last two years. Ashurst used to be a quality, prestigious firm in the market place. Since the change of leadership to Geffin the firm has become corporate in its focus and this new approach has destroyed a very collegiate firm not only at partner level but also at the lower ranks. Its a great shame and one that I find suprising nobody is willing to fight to change - the beginning of the end? I do not think so however I would think twice about joining this firm now.

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  • Clearly a partnership fraught with power play,realityvests
    a once great firm brought down by internal politics,,,will crash out in international expansion

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  • What - is no trainee going to pretend to be a General Counsel of a major client and post a comment expressing concern about this? Traditions on these comment boards are starting to founder...

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