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Dundas launches investigation over 'irregularities' in partner's pitch

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  • Well done to D&W for taking such a principled stance.

    I've heard quite a few rumours of firms turning a blind eye to malpractice (for example, a wife marking the bid from her husband's firm or not declaring an interest).

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  • "The partner concerned has resigned from Dundas & Wilson, and is now on gardening leave"

    eh which is it?

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  • It is perfectly possible to resign a position and then be placed on gardening leave. It's probably therefore both. Are you concerned about the semantics of it all? Technically speaking, I suppose the partner i.q. has not "resigned from" but "postulated his desire to resign from, which resignation takes effect as at" but that just sounds silly. Anyone who needs to understand, will understand that the partner i.q. has given notice to resign and is currently excluded from the office until his resignation expires at which point he will no longer be employed by the firm.

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  • The article mentions "Armstrong is understood to have instructed a solicitor." One wonders why, if he resigned of his own volition ..as opposed to being expelled after a partnership vote under their LLP Agreement. If he though he'd been treated unfairly surely he would have forced them to put it to a vote.

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  • More to the point, what has he done?! Looking forward to reading more details on this one.

    Anonymous @ 09.12 - of course you can do both. You quit, and then (if you're senior/important enough) your firm puts you on gardening leave for the period of your notice. Are you new to the world of employment contracts? I imagine in the past your firms have just had you work your full notice period...

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  • Gavin, 2 options: (1) he has an argument around constructive dismissal or (2) he may be needing a good defence solicitor, depending on how the confidential information was obtained...

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  • Hardie has clearly gone for a PR lesson since commenting that at least Dundas didn't shoot the 30 redundancy victims... pleased to see that he is retiring part way through his term.

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  • A once proud firm going down the toilet the quickest way possible. Hope the new MP and chairman realise that a change of approach is needed.

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  • Bertie exemplifies everything that makes one glad to be a lawyer

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  • D & W going down the toilet? Not as long as Dundas blood still beats through this attorney's heart. The legal profession comes naturally to us. Simply clear out the dead-wood and return the firm to its original roots.

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