Dewey latest: no guarantee of London associate pay after 31 May By Matt Byrne 8 May 2012 15:29 17 December 2015 13:10 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 Anon 8 May 2012 at 15:32 Perhaps they should have taken that offer from a Chinese firm… Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2012 at 16:53 Good luck to the poor trainees, can’t see the SRA doing much to help them..!! Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2012 at 16:54 So what happens to all the staff’s notice periods which presumably in line with other firms run from 1 month – 3 months? The firm just forgets about them? Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2012 at 17:20 If the firm cannot guarantee payment after the end of this month, then it risks being in breach of contract towards its employees, who will be entitled to walk and bring claims for wrongful dismissal. Restrictive covenants may well be unenforceable in such circumstances. Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2012 at 17:21 Trainees and those who were expecting to become trainees have now learnt to trust no-one. What trust can future clients have in those who have scuttled away? Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2012 at 21:37 I don’t hold up much hope for anyone bringing breach of contract claims against a firm that is in administration or has simply ceased to exist. How though are partners still taking drawings at this time if the firm is not solvent (i.e.unable to pay its debts etc which include salary and notice payments under employee contracts) which this news item certainly suggests it is. Reply Link Leonardo Di Caprio 8 May 2012 at 21:52 So the partners, from the safety of their respective lifeboats, urge the remaining steerage class passengers to stay calm, await rescue and have a game of quoits or something. Riiiiight…… Reply Link Anonymous 8 May 2012 at 22:50 If the firm doesn’t have the money to pay its creditors, then …. it doesn’t have the money to pay its creditors (including staff). Reply Link David 8 May 2012 at 23:00 I shouldn’t imagine that enforcing restrictive covenants will be at the top of D&L’s agenda at the moment. Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2012 at 05:37 To: Anon | 8-May-2012 3:32 pm Good point, but I think King & Wood Mallesons is already a full house. Reply Link Soothsayer 9 May 2012 at 08:28 Question is….which firm is next? It will happen…. Reply Link Anonymous 9 May 2012 at 12:05 What about the support staff? Who cares about them? Reply Link Anon 9 May 2012 at 13:07 @ Soothsayer | 9-May-2012 8:28 am – My money is on a firm with a name starting with the letter “S”, or one starting with the letter “H”. Can’t say any more! Reply Link Jake Le Peg 14 May 2012 at 14:09 YAHTZEEEE! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.