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Cobbetts and DWF confirm merger talks

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  • OMG

    *drops cup*

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  • Gosh, that's awfully nice of them to confirm the talks taking place, and even more nice to find out about it via the Lawyer. Again.

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  • Who said rescue deal? That's just not fair...

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  • We are rapidly heading towards there being just a handful of £1 billion + turnover (UK generated) law firms dominating the domestic legal services market in the UK.
    There will be many more mergers like this over the next 10 years.

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  • Presume discussions can't be concluded with DWF (& staff kept informed) because there is a frantic scramble behind the scenes as Cobbetts fragments. You have to know where you are going if an announcement is to be made as to where you are jumping ship to. As other major firms in the locality have already been approached by partners at Cobbetts in the last few years years, suspect their number will receive those calls again if that hasn't already happened.

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  • Somthing really funny happened at work today! oh no actually somthing dreadful, senior managment had the audacity to send an email to staff stating that they had probably noticed somthing afoot in the press!! well darn just imagine our surprise it turns out they knew we knew all along I thought it was a secret and we knew but they didn't know we knew! Great leaders are great communicators not people surrounded by suck ups telling them they are doing everything they could be and some people will just never be happy. what utter tosh you know who you are you are rude, arrogant and not a born leader and the mighty fall a great way down.

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  • Being a great lawyer doesn't necessarily make you a great leader, decision maker or businessman/woman. The nature of Partnership can create a few mighty egos which may lead to shocking errors of judgement.

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  • This is shocking. Let's hope the vitriol evident here is not replicated across the board or both parties have really got their work cut out.

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  • DWF should be proud that so many jealous lawyers are taking pot shots at them.
    They're clearly doing well. They've rocketed up the UK rankings when other firms have faltered.
    As for the lack of communication, given that your M&A lawyers routinely advise clients not to inform staff until the deal is completed, why are you complaining?

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  • A firm is only as good as the Clients view it to be. DWF are like dogs on heat as old fashioned values..... and ethics...... and duty of care ........are by-passed in their unremitting pursuance of expansion and profits.....

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