Dewey London to shut down this Friday

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  • "The remaining staff have been told that this is their last week and are packing up."

    Nonsense. The staff have actually been told NOTHING.

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  • Can they just pack up like that? I thought the SRA insisted on run off cover and an orderly wind down so that clients don't lose out.

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  • As a member of staff in London, I have been told nothing of the sort.....as with every stage of this awful situation we have found out what is going on through the press........which is dispicable. The lawyers ran and the support staff are left without jobs.

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  • This is such a terrible situation. Where are the trainees going to finish their training contracts??? It's tough enough with so few NQ jobs

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  • Current staff member here - we have not been given any indication as to when our last day at the firm will be. The only firm information we have been given throughout this whole situation has been through the press.
    There are under 100 (mostly support) staff left at the London office, most of which do not have a job to go to (not through lack of trying), some of which are pregnant, and others who do not have a penny to their name. I hope the partners responsible for this situation, both in the US and London, can sleep well at night.

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  • This time last year, I almost took a job with the firm only to be told at the last minute by the partnership that I wasn't quite what they were looking for. A year later, I am taking this as far more of a compliment than I did at the time as it clearly means that I am not an incompetent commercial lawyer with no loyalty to the firm for whom I am employed...

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  • The whole situation is a disgrace, the partners responsible should feel ashamed of themselves. Total lack of morals and can't see any evidence that any senior management care one jot about any of the support staff, trainees etc.

    Good luck to all the Dewey people, especially the trainees - hope you find a new home asap, no thanks to the SRA.

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  • Perhaps those lawyers who are fortunate enough to secure new employment should have a whip round for the staff left behind - 20% of each lawyer's first pay cheque should keep the support staff & trainees afloat a while.

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  • Awful situation. Great sympathy for those poor people caught up in this.

    Lots of firms have disappeared (mainly by merger, but some winding up). I hope the Lawyer tackles this when they publish firm's positions.

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  • Remaining staff have NOT been told that this will be the final week for the London office. Remaining staff have been told NOTHING as regards when the end will be.

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