Dentons makes second wave of redundancies

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  • Again?! So much for green shoots...

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  • It is called "Investment in People" Ha-ha.
    The partners will be doing alright though!

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  • DWS and others will need to continue on this path until they have a 21st century model.
    Fully computer-based professional lawyers who can business develop/type and of course, advise clients. Redundancy of HR, BD and other support staff is inevitable. MPs could all resolve to instruct CoL/BPP to have more-detailed accounts knowledge on their tailored-LPCs, then firms may even do away with accountants and lawyers will need to be mathematicians too; or a simpler solution, and to this commentator's mind a far more preferential way forwards, would be to outsource this function to India/China where mathematics is encoded in the DNA.
    A reception with seats, cameras and you call your lawyer from the telephone on arrival. Less fuss, more minimalism, greater profit.
    Machinations dear friends, but with LPO becoming the fashion, how much will a lawyer need to do to justify their subsistence at the expense of their firm?
    Time and money were always, are always, and will always be the bottom line.

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  • The fees that clients have paid large law firms in recent years have not just been to cover the risks to them of giving high quality legal advice. Rather they are intended to cover the cost of magnificent offices, corporate entertainment, first class flights, parties, the champagne in the office fridge, the good looking secretaries and receptionists, expensive lunches, partners' expensive cars, homes and second wives etc. The sooner law firms cut out the fat, and the profession de-deregulated, the better.

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  • Dear Anonymous | 24-Oct-2009 1:19 pm
    Where's the fun in that? Equity might all go into apoplectic rage if they cut those wonderful things. Logan's Run was a film, but a worldwide shift in attitude will be the only way to reform our ultimate, timeless, sin of greed.
    We can hope altruism is mankind's main ambition, but we humans are inherently fallable creatures. As a species, "emu-syndrome" and ignoring the obvious could be something we later regret. Better we reform now on every level, than let it become too late.

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