DLA Piper DLA Piper to shut Glasgow and offload defendant insurance teams as redundancy talks continue By James Swift 24 January 2013 15:08 17 December 2015 11:17 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 Anonymous 24 January 2013 at 15:37 Today is ‘Black Thursday’. Traditionally the most miserable day of the year, in 2013 it’s the day the big firms are announcing their cuts. I suppose the (remaining) junior fee earners in Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce are very nervous this afternoon. Reply Link Anonymous 24 January 2013 at 17:15 3 months net pay is hardly the generous package DLA promised, especially considering they are opening new offices in Africa and South Korea, and have been throwing extravagant parties in Edinburgh. Very poor. Reply Link Anonymous 24 January 2013 at 18:01 Why do have to endure yet more snippy unfounded comments about Dickinson Dees? Reply Link Anonymous 24 January 2013 at 21:47 Ever increasing, even here in South Africa. The operational requirements of the employer would allways be questioned but fairness during the consultation process must play a pivotal role before finalization of the process. Good luck there in the UK. Reply Link Worcester Tosh 25 January 2013 at 08:25 At least the Partners will have something to talk about when they “lease” a cruise ship around the Med for their conference. At a cost of close to £1m I’m sure that could have been better spent. Reply Link Anonymous 25 January 2013 at 09:07 It’s also pretty shabby tax planning (or DLA trying to be cheap). On the limited facts above i can’t see any reason why the redundancy package can’t be paid to them gross (as long as it’s under £30k). Perhaps, DLA tying to save a few pennies? Reply Link Anonymous 25 January 2013 at 09:51 The Great Angel Vision Reply Link Anonymous 25 January 2013 at 11:09 Anon 6:01, I’m not sure what snippy is. However just to assuage any paranoia, I simply chose Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees as they’ve recently announced a merger. Reply Link Anonymous 25 January 2013 at 12:08 Any thoughts as to where the respective insurance teams are heading? They are a class team and deserve better , especially as they were persuaded to stay when DLA Manchester defected to open Barlows Manchester office. My guess is Kennedys or Clyde’s? Reply Link Anonymous 25 January 2013 at 14:47 I don’t think that sounds like a bad redundancy package and presumably the insurance team will find themselves at a firm more suited to their business. Some streamlining seems inevitable across the industry – just ask Bryan Hughes. Reply Link Anonymous 26 January 2013 at 08:32 , Reply Link Lawvest is the future 27 January 2013 at 10:58 Judging by the number of DLA teams from the regions who are on the market, the global law firm may arrive a bit too quickly for the liking of some! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.