BLG brand to disappear as part of Clydes merger

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  • All going well, the politically talented but otherwise inept beneficiaries of this takeover deal will have the career lengths they deserve while the true talent will thrive at their new firms and provide clients with great legal service in a working climate free from tyranical management outbursts and doublespeak.

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  • It seems a shame to blame David Jabbari for all the recent management mistakes at BLG when at least some of the credit should go to Konsta and others. It's polite to share.

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  • Full credit to Clydes in taking out a competitor. They will have to pay the price in terms of jobs for the boys (and girls) secured as part of the sell out for a while anyhow - and they will no doubt have to pay for a few more exits on the management side and practice teams over the next year. Clydes will know that much of what they have 'bought' is not worth the money but it means less competition from old style insurance firms. Now they only have to worry about the up and coming firms with a very different culture.

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  • What must the Clydes' business support directors think of the COO appointment? Just goes to show that keeping the knives sharp and political prowess wins over management merit and hard work every time. Not to worry, it won't last long - hopefully Peter has seen through the smooth talking and created a role that has limited power and shelf life ... or else Clydes may be looking for its own white knight.

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  • How many lawyers does it take to sink a law firm? More seriously, a nice little earner for the more senior BLG partners and Mr Jabbari but no doubt there will be a lot of job uncertainty for others lower down the pecking order. Also a huge distraction for keeping clients. The more agile insurance firms like Holmans and RPC will be having a field day behind the scenes picking up disaffected clients and staff.

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  • as a solicitor from the old dowgate hill joe small & [sir] denis marshall days it seems a little sad that the name and all it represented is going.
    nostalgia is not what it used to be

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  • Accountants can't run law firms ? - Clydes has been totally run by one accountant for the last 12 or so years. But Mr Jabbari has managed to climb aboard. He is younger, hungrier and better qualified than his rival - and the old regime at Clydes will be heading towards the exit. So we going to see a bit of a battle for power in the next couple of years. Only one will survive long term.

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