Ashurst Ashurst prepares for October vote over Oz merger By Yun Kriegler 28 June 2013 15:33 17 December 2015 12:29 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 Anonymous 28 June 2013 at 17:51 Really think the timing of the financial merger is a less than perfect one… Reply Link Anon 29 June 2013 at 06:44 Very odd timing. The legal industry in Aus is in recession, with their two major papers (AFR/The Aus) yesterday reporting on lay-offs over the past 12 months (circa 10% at big firms, both partners and non-partners). Things will only get worse as mining capex declines, with experts now speculating a national recession in 2014 or 2015. Add to that the rising quid, and one is baffled how the PEPs could possibly equalise within the next half-decade at least. Reply Link Anonymous 30 June 2013 at 16:29 I bet Freehills are busy taking notes… Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.