DLA Piper puts 251 in consultation across UK as firm mulls Glasgow closure

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  • Definitely Phase 1. Phase 2 will follow as and when the rest of the regional office leases end. Glasgow lease was up in 2014. UK will be left with London and Leeds.

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  • I just love you Brits!
    Over here in the States, this sort of mass layoffs would pass by without much "consultation" (whatever that means). Welcome to Globalisation folks. The days of lifetime employment has gone the way of the British Empire.

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  • @anonymous 9.01am. There's a saying here in the UK which goes if you can't say anything nice don't say it at all. I hope your job is safe and you don't have to worry about paying your mortgage and feeding your children, a fear which is very real for some of those affected by Mr Angel's life changing decision

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  • Glasgow and the other regional DLA Piper offices all contain good laywers and support staff who have all helped to make the firm what it is today. There are people in each of those offices who are equal to those in the London office. The firm is run by reference to a vision and it seems that the current vision is to be an international business law firm. A large number of regional offices would seem to be inconsistent with such a vision especially when such offices are competing with each other for the same work. If the intention is to be an international business law firm, the office(s) that remain will need to be very strong performers.

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  • Hello my friends. It's your old mate Sidewinder here. Been away doing mergers and acquisitions - what you lot call M&A. Seems that the same old moaning is going on. You should all wake up and understand that this is a business and not some soppy club or something like that. It has to change and that is what they are doing.

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  • Very disappointed in them. The loss of exceptionally talented DP techs for a less efficient production of quality work and more problems for non-support staff.

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  • Future trainee - here's an idea: why don't you speak to the firm and find out the position from the "horse's mouth" rather than rely on the views of random people over the internet. From the report my guess is that until there is a final resolution of matters it won't be possible to give you a definiitive answer.

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  • Anonymous 23 Nov 2012 9.57am

    For your information we have spoken to the company and yes we have no truthful answers but everyone knows its a foregone conclusion especially as there are DP Tech vacancies being advertised in nearly every agency in leeds before we have even been disposed of!!

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  • Don't the Glasgow partners fancy going out on their own? The West of Scotland DLA clients could surely do with legal advice from a more locally situated office than Edinburgh? And you'd have your pick of the exceptional staff who will be available!

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  • "Enhanced" redundancy package.....just exactly what part of it is "enhanced".....the two months extra net pay added on to our statutory redundancy???? I'm no farmer, but I can smell manure.

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