Clydes senior partner Payton to step down after three decades at the helm By Katy Dowell 30 November 2012 10:08 17 December 2015 11:47 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 30 November 2012 at 10:54 I’d be bricking it if I was in an under performing office now … the curtain is falling on the 10-2 squad at the helm in Manchester now … Reply Link Manchester 1 December 2012 at 21:49 Why are things not working for Clyde’s in Manchester? Reply Link Anonymous 1 December 2012 at 23:47 nice to see at least 2 BLG partners still in a job. Reply Link Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells 5 December 2012 at 08:59 If revenue per partner in 1984 was £375k then in today’s money (applying the increase in average earnings in the meantime) the revenue per partner should be £1.37m not £1m. In the real world, that’s dilution, not growth. Reply Link Anonymous 5 December 2012 at 15:13 … not sure why there is a need to divert attention to legacy BLG Manchester … in whose interests would that be? Legacy BLG Oxford perhaps? Reply Link Watching it unfold 5 December 2012 at 18:12 The Oxford office is probably useful for those with a country residence to almost work from home. If Simon Konsta gets elected – as seems to be the internal view – then he’ll have a clear view on which of the provincial offices should close. Reply Link Side Burns 6 December 2012 at 13:54 Oh my giddy aunt! Electing Simon as SP would make the Charge of the Light Brigade look like a sensible military exercise Reply Link Dan London 6 December 2012 at 15:12 Perhaps the librarian at Pannone could give him some advice on campaigns whether military, electioneering, publicity or managing to secure . The truth remains – Konsta must be very high on the dimensions of strategy, leadership, and integrity relative to his peer group. Reply Link Miles 6 December 2012 at 15:49 Watching Apocalypse Now with the sound turned down does not qualify anyone to run an international law firm! Reply Link Lt. Col. Kilgore 6 December 2012 at 16:32 They’re all wrapped too tight. Each time they look around the walls move in a little tighter … Reply Link Secret Admirer 7 December 2012 at 12:01 I’m gunning for Konsta! I think he’s dreamy! Reply Link Anonymous 7 December 2012 at 12:21 Re: “Konsta … ‘ll have a clear view on which of the provincial offices should close.”. I thought he lived closer to Guildford not Oxford. Reply Link Anonymous 7 December 2012 at 12:24 Is that what Konsta does in the office (watch “Apocalypse Now” with the sound turned down)? Reply Link Surf's up 7 December 2012 at 15:44 As Kilgore put it, you either surf or you fight. Time that the BLG guys came back with a rearguard action. Either that or get some board action – but rumour has it Barlow don’t surf. Reply Link Anonymous 8 December 2012 at 05:09 This is what they’ve all been waiting for. The question is which if the losers will fracture off. Surely the Chairman will have a preferred successor… Reply Link Anonymous 10 December 2012 at 20:49 Burns and Hasson would have to move on if Konsta wins as he is sure to do: their position would be untenable. Maybe Jabba can find a job for them in his new organisation? More realistically Burns would go to a US firm and Hasson go back to being a bean counter for a small firm. Reply Link Streetcar 11 December 2012 at 11:01 The Apocaplyse Now analogy is superb. Payton is Col. Kurtz and Konsta is Captain Willard! I love the smell of napalm in the morning – smells like … victory Reply Link Ash 11 December 2012 at 14:47 The AN analogies are superb. I particularly like the reference to the former Far East offices of BLG and surfing. Reply Link Streetcar 11 December 2012 at 18:20 My money is on MP going to open a Cambodian office. ‘Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service …’ Reply Link Anonymous 14 December 2012 at 14:53 There’s no one in legacy BLG with international experience to take Clydes to the next level: their skills are in destroying not in creating. Reply Link Anonymous 14 December 2012 at 19:46 The last comment displays profound ignorance. Clydes is not a great success story. It is just a firm that came to look good because the credit crisis destroyed all the progress of the corporate M&A firms. Another M&A boom and Clydes will go back to its lacklustre invisibility. Reply Link Josh 17 December 2012 at 12:01 The comment on the suprressed performance of M&A firms is on the mark. Come the days of growth (2015 anyone?), the insurance firms will have been squeezed out of existence by their clients pushing for provincial rates for everything. All the good litigators will have left that market for dead and gone to higher ground – if they haven’t already. When will the insurance sector understand that it’s focus on price has spawned legal mediocrity? Reply Link Anon 23 January 2013 at 21:35 Both the Oxford and Manchester offices, particularly in the professional negligence teams, are flying and incredibly busy given that they offer City quality advice at regional rates, with top rated partners, which is extremely attractive to insurers for obvious reasons. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.