Cobbetts seeks buyer as administrators are called in

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  • Can't quite understand the more vitriolic comments of some. The fact is a lot of people could lose their jobs here - and anyone who can gloat about that needs to take a long hard look at themselves.

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  • although surprised at the news today, it’s hardly unexpected from the stories in the legal press over the years. I’ve dealt with many of the lawyers in their Leeds property dept in the last few years and always thought there was something good about them. hopefully the good people there will find something quickly.

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  • Very sad to see. The firm has some fantastic people and, speaking as an ex-employee, was a genuinely nice place to work. Good luck to all at the firm.

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  • This is an absolute financial HOWLER. Gee-whiz. What a RANCID state of affairs. Truly awful.

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  • Before all the nasty comments about DWF continue, I wonder whether people should pause and think if it weren't for DWF the vast majority of Cobbetts staff would be out of work in a difficult market. I think people should stop being judgemental and downright nasty and realise that a bad thing has happened here and if something can be salvaged and people can stay in work that should be celebrated not criticised.

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  • Agreed that there are some excellent lawyers and teams there who should and will be snapped up. I have to agree with the comment about The Lawyer loving any chance to wheel out that awful photo of Michael Shaw, which given he stood down some time ago, seems rather odd. Good luck to all there.

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  • I worked at Cobbetts for several years. I hope they find a buyer, and that jobs and training contracts are saved.

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  • I can't help but wonder whether this was the plan all along. DWF are likely to pick up a pre-packed Cobbetts, free from debt and with a not unreasonable client list.
    This instead of taking on Cobbetts, warts and all, in the proposed merger last year.
    I'm sure there won't be any way of proving the above, but I have no doubt that talks to this effect took place.
    It will be interesting to see who lands where and we will be better able to put the pieces of the jigsaw together.
    I'd also like to offer my wishes to all those who will find themselves out of work in a tough market. A horrible situation and not a great start to the year.

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  • My girlfriend works at Cobbetts. I rate her.

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  • It's also interesting to compare and contrast the general sentiments posted here with those posted at the time of Halliwells demise.

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