DJ Freeman foils property partner exit

Rising star City firm Orchard thought it had scored a coup by poaching atop property

partner from giant rival DJ Freeman.David Coupe even went so far as to announce his

departure as deputy headof DJ Freeman's property services team. An email was sent to all

staffinforming them of his move. Orchard photographed him for publicity purposesand even

sent out a press release.But to Orchard partners' surprise, Coupe changed his mind. He

is stayingat DJ Freeman to take on an unidentified marketing role, but neglected totell

Orchard until The Lawyer investigated the story.Orchard's senior partner David Orchard