DLA Piper's Knowles' personal investment in LawVest revealed by filings

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  • So DID they, or did they NOT divest themselves of the shares? If they didn't, either those involved lied to Tony Angel, or Tony Angel lied to the partnership of the firm.
    Either way, isn't this YET AGAIN a sign that no matter what the partnership may say, Sir Nige still gets his way and it seems NOONE has the gumption to stand up to it.

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  • oh, what is 1% among friends - pshaw, pshaw
    the issue is whether there was transparency and whether all partners were given the opportunity to invest directly

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  • Oh dear and here we are again but thankyou for the reminder - Tony Angel has failed to address this as Senior Partner of the firm. Well worth your pay cheque Tony ... NOT - you have not delivered in the role you were recruited to perform - you are not adding value but rather draining the firm of cash - Senior partners in the firm have failed to see the obvious conflict their individual investments raise and the inappropriateness of their preferred investment status relative to their supposed fellow partners - you have shown yoursleves to not be fit and proper and not worthy of the trus of your Partnership. The ex partners - their names are of no surprise - at least they are now ex partners but depressing after draining so much cash from the firm during their careers at the firm (particularly in their very protracted stipend years) they now look to try and drain yet more cash but in a much more devisive way - and Sean Mahon do the decent thing and find another directorship - But no, nothing will change and none of them will do the decent thing - the gravy train will go on. A very sad and depressing state of affairs for DLA Piper. How stupid you all were to make these personal investments and how much damage you have caused for the sake of wanting to make yet more cash. Big Clap guys !!

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  • Come on, who wouldn't do this given half a chance? They are the perks of being an equity partner. You can do what you like and providing the firm doesn't keel over people generally don't get to find out about it.

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  • nige, comm'n - u know you will have to make a statement on this sooner or later; o/w it will go further. Many partners are not happy. There are many good people here and this story is embarassing. You are a massive cost. This is not going away. Insider.

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  • What got you an invite to the party?

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