Dickie Dees launches redundancy consultation in banking team

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  • All part of the Dickinson Dees masterplan to slim down to 67 partners (and nobody else).

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  • London Office?

    Balderdash! They're meeting rooms which are hired by the hour!

    Can I pretend I have a London Office too!?!

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  • Eek! More redundancies?

    How many more times can they scale down their NQ / Assistant workforce before someone asks why partners are never held to account for the firm's failings?

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  • London office? Surely you mean London meeting room?


    It's a joke that they are making more people jobless just before Xmas.

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  • In Newcastle legal circles on prominent equity partner is known as "the muckspreader" because he spends most of his waking hours trying to trash people's reputations. Sometimes they're other lawyers, sometimes former colleagues, sometimes it is other firms. However everytime it's done out of enthusiastic self-interest.

    His actions alone explain the tsunami of dislike that follows this arrogant firm around.

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  • There's something rather S&M about the staff who continue to work at Dixon Dees, whilst the partners time and time again do their best to shaft them.

    Can those given the meaningless title of director really not feel some resentment towards the partners who've stopped their careers?

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  • Maybe the partners at Dickinson Dees should swallow their pride and ask partners at firms with higher PEP, eg Ward Hadaway, Eversheds, Muckle etc for tips?

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  • These comments, the overwhelming negative sentiment, the triple round of redundancies, the failure to address partner and management underperformance, poor PEP, the unwillingness to admit new partners, the lack of growth and investment and the self agrandizing propoganda (ooh look at us we have a London meeting room!) and the failure of management to get a grip on reality is a sad reflection of the way this firm is managed today. Get a grip Jonny Blair for gods sake.

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  • All very amusing, but some astonishingly ill informed comments here.
    Generally speaking DD is a good firm at which to work. There are a few 'personalities' as there are at any law firm but this does not detract from the overall positives.
    To redress a few points from above:
    The PEP may be lower than other competing firms in the region but that is accounted for by the higher number of equity partners in comparison to turnover. The turnover is twice the nearest rival (with a healthy profit margin) which explains may of the petty comments here.
    The negative comparisons to the local firms are also interesting. Watson Burton seems to be losing partners for fun and Ward Hadaway is strongly rumoured to be looking for a merger firm.
    Has any other firm tried to weather the credit crunch by trying to hang on the all members of their respctive banking teams for the last two years ? In a sense, DD should be congratulated for hanging on for so long !

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  • The comment posted at 7.17pm looks like an insiders view. A good firm to work at "generally speaking" is hardly a ringing endorsement! How many equity partners and how many salaried partners? At least WB did actually try and open a London office with real people and clients and not just a boast on their website! Even if WH are looking for a merger so what? Loads of mergers have been done for good business reasons and have been very successful (Pinsents, Addleshaws, DLA, Eversheds...it's called progress in a market that has been consolidating for years and will continue).

    Congratulations DD for hanging on for so long. You've done a great job! Those associates who have lost their jobs because the partners didn't do theirs should be grateful that they did manage to hang on for a bit longer than others!

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