Cobbetts' path to administration

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  • I used to work for Manchester Cobetts and it was the worst place to work. I was bullied out of my position and forced to resign so quite frankly I am chuffed at this news. They deserve everything they get.

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  • I know this sounds horrible because hundreds of people will be losing their jobs but Cobetts deserves this. They are made up of a nasty bunch of people who bully the new employees and despite working my ass off my boss was terrible to me. She bullied me and broke me down till I became suicidal. Human resources at Cobetts are biased and useless. Good riddence to this place. Hope it all goes under!

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  • Having gone through this at Halliwells, I feel extremely sorry for all those employees who now face a very uncertain future. It is a deeply unpleasant experience and I wish everyone the best.

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  • Ohh, some quite vitriolic comments on here! There are always a few bad eggs at any firm (and I think I know who you're referring to) but on the whole it's a great bunch of people. It improved at the top when Nick took over. Just because this happened on his watch, noone should think this was his fault. And yes, I do work at Cobbetts and not in PR.

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  • Anon 10:41am is entirely correct.
    You cannot generalise about Cobbetts based upon 1 or 2 people you may not have liked. I worked there for 4 years until leaving recently (for very particular reasons and not because of any of my colleagues - who were all lovely people). Nick Carr is a thoroughly decent and highly skilled lawyer and manager. He and his colleagues deserve better than this but they have clearly come up against impossible obstacles which are the legacy of the failings of others.
    The vast majority of the staff and leaders at Cobbetts are great people with their hearts firmly in the right place. Anyone who suggests otherwise is flat wrong.
    Best of luck to everyone.

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  • why are they are in admin
    45m turnover, 10m borrowing
    have the banks just got uptight because their borrowing is 20 percent of turnover?

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  • I also worked at Cobbetts but don't now. There are some good people there but the senior management team got it so wrong. Bullying behaviour and driven self interest were allowed to go unchecked. There was no management of seriously poor behaviour by those in senior positions. Hopefully DWF will be able to work out who the diamonds are and jettison the fakes.

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  • Sadly for them its been a badly run outfit for many years and many saw the writing on the wall and left, resulting in them losing much needed turnover. Their position is exacerbated by too many partners producing insufficient fee income and yet on inflated profit shares usually because they stayed close to Michael Shaw.

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  • All non-lawyer minds surely boggle at a lawyer firm going down the drain after applying the usual extortionate hourly charge-out rates, aggravated by those six minute units.
    Candid answers will be welcome (please).

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