Clydes names insurance expert Burns as successor to senior partner Payton By Katy Dowell 23 January 2013 13:07 17 December 2015 11:18 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 LMX spiral 23 January 2013 at 16:40 Is there anything in the fact that MIchael Payton’s photo is in colour and James Burns’ is in black and white? Reply Link Catalogue man 23 January 2013 at 17:11 Konsta is certainly more “photogenic” Reply Link Anonymous 23 January 2013 at 23:46 Suspect the contested election will take place once Payton’s tenure as Chairman comes to an end. How would Major have felt with Thatcher staying in Cabinet as Chief Whip…. Reply Link Anonymous 25 January 2013 at 07:54 I’d like to introduce you to a man who is like a son to me and will be your new leader. Please vote for him and risk incurring my wrath should you even dream of standing against him. Reply Link Barry 25 January 2013 at 11:42 Tony Blair handed a ticking time bomb to Gordon Brown. He was unelected, with no popular mandate, and was strategically positioned to take the flack for the inevitable forthcoming ‘adjustment’ and thereby make Tony look good. Except Tony could never look good because his true legacy was the disastrous invasion of Iraq. Draw your own parallels … Reply Link DJ 25 January 2013 at 15:24 OK, I get the Iraq/BLG dig/metaphor – very funny – but the Blair/Brown analogy is way off. For Monty and James read Putin and Medvedev. Unlike Brown, Monty will be back Reply Link Don't shoot the DJ 25 January 2013 at 15:43 Bit sensitive David – but most people are unaware of your roots until now that is. Anyhow … Anonymous probably has it right – Burns will last as long MP is in the chair and then the in-fighting may begin. Reply Link Regime change 26 January 2013 at 07:28 In an unopposed election you can still show your preference by choosing to abstain. Be interesting to know just how many partners did (or didnt) go to the ballot box. Cant imagine the volume or claims-handling guys at Clyde’s will feel well represented by the new regime Reply Link Trimming 28 January 2013 at 15:32 It will be interesting to see to what extent James’ agenda it the exact opposite of Michael’s ie dismantling parts of the firm that fail to perform and streamlining as opposed to building revenue and offices as quickly as possible in the hope of outmanoevering (or indeed buying out) the competition. Most outside and perhaps inside the firm expect Manchester to find another home – perhaps not the same for Oxford and Guildford.The General Liability / Casualty /personal Injury practices can’t be truly profitable run out of London so they must be vulnerable to cuts or relocation. Equally some of the overseas operations must now be recognised as nice flags on the map but not contributing to the bottom line. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.