Clarke Willmott outsources typing, broadens secretarial role

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  • Usual twaddle from a managing partner. This is happening a lot - highly paid administrative roles within a firm are made redundant and then the secretaries are expected to take on these roles for nothing. And if cost-saving is not the chief reason for out-sourcing the typing what is? You are right David - the secretaries you have left probably are very good - and far too bright to be taken in by your hogwash!

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  • Well said anonymous.
    If you can get a badly paid secretary to do the work of an overpaid lawyer on top of all their other duties, then the bigger share the partners will take home, eh Mr Sedgwick?
    Secretaries always bear the brunt when it comes to cost cuts. Contrary to popular belief, it is a skilled job that not everyone is good at (ask any lawyer who has had a bad secretary), yet they are treated as disposable.
    When it comes to "cost-saving" measures, I'd like to see how much of a cut the senior lawyers and partners are taking. I suspect not much.

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