News Careers Law firms Bevan Brittan in second round of redundancy talks By Margaret Taylor 10 September 2009 14:41 17 December 2015 16:17 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 11 September 2009 at 09:34 “Bevan Brittan reported a 35 per cent rise in average profits per equity partner at the 2008-09 year end. This came after the firm took steps to cut overheads through making 31 roles redundant in June 2008”. That’s alright then – as long as PEP hasn’t been affected, everyone’s a winner, aren’t they…? Reply Link KRUSTY THE KLOWN 11 September 2009 at 16:52 Thank God I didn’t listen to the Recruitment Agent: “Ooo they’re such a good firm; oo they really look after their staff” Fffffff! What a crock! Reply Link Anonymous 12 September 2009 at 06:50 I’ve said this time and again. When things become tough firms only care about themselves. When things are good, solicitors should strive to look after themselves only. Ignore all the PR rubbish about work/life balance, great training. It’s all a smokescreen. I hope today’s generation of lawyers will learn from it, that law firms are not the “family” they protray themselves. When things get tough – I reckon lawyers should stand up and negotiate tough terms. I see the Law Society, being our representative, as always is next to useless, though still happy to raise its fees. Lawyers of the world – unite. Reply Link Jimmy 12 September 2009 at 21:51 This is a bad thing to say. They are a good firm. Leave them alone. Reply Link Anonymous 13 September 2009 at 08:41 Re the comment from ‘Krusty’ all I can say is if you are a qualified solicitor thank goodness they didn’t recruit you. BB is a close knit office and the people in it do not need people who think it constructive to make such comments. Redundancy within the legal sector is a sad reality for a lot of firms at the moment and at least this firm is trying to carry out a difficult process with as much compasssion as possible. And no.. I’m not a partner nor am I on commission. All I would say is that your recruitment agent got it right and you sadly got it wrong Reply Link John Davies 18 May 2010 at 20:18 Blimey you lawyers are sounding more like Bob Crow everyday it wil trade unions next. You will accused of holding the country to ransome,blackmailing the nature, Spanish Practices – welcome aboard – see you on the picket line. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.