DAC Beachcroft Eversheds DAC Beachcroft cuts five fee-earners from employment By Hannah Gannage-Stewart 17 July 2013 00:05 17 December 2015 11:58 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 17 July 2013 at 07:31 …’review had identified that the London team was overstaffed at a senior level …’ so what did they do, they got rid of associates and solicitors … Is the team in London run by paralegals and vacation placement students? Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2013 at 10:42 With clients demanding more for their money you have to utilise paralegals and junior staff to make a profit. The days of Associates churning out the bread and butter work are gone. Adapt or die! Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2013 at 12:29 “Adapt or die”. Sounds more like the latter… Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2013 at 13:31 “The days of associates churning out the bread and butter work are gone”. What? Believe it or not some people still do like lawyers to do the work when instructing law firms. Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2013 at 15:54 Yes anon at 1:31 pm, but Associates like to be paid well, particularly in London. DACB’s employment clients are not people they are the Public Sector and no matter how much they like you they will not pay the rates to support the salaries. It is not nice but it is a sensible reaction to a changing market. Reply Link Anonymous 17 July 2013 at 17:55 Another sensible reaction to the changing market would be for Public Sector clients to have the sense to now question why they are paying the same rates for paralegals that they used to get solictors for, particularly when they could still be getting advice for the same price from qualified solicitors elsewhere. Likewise, any lawyers in central London (particularly those at the junior end) who are working in a practice area which is not the specialist domain of city law may want to consider if continuing to ask clients to pay a premium for little more than ensuring PEP can be padded and to cover the higher costs of employing staff based in the centre of the capital is viable in the long term. I think not. Reply Link Anonymous 18 July 2013 at 00:13 In defence of DAC their PEP has just plummeted through the floor, so they hardly seem to be padding this! Given the slide in profitiability query what further ‘restructuring’ is to follow… Reply Link Anonymous 18 July 2013 at 09:29 Very true, there is a reason you find Poundlands on every corner in the North and not on Sloane Street. Perhaps it is time for firms to consider those reasons! Reply Link Anonymous 18 July 2013 at 13:59 It is unfair to compare DAC to Poundlands. Poundlands have recently enjoyed strong sales and profit growth. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.