Dundas & Wilson to cut 50 jobs By The Lawyer 27 February 2009 09:31 13 December 2015 15:32 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 John Grisham's The Gavel 27 February 2009 at 11:10 – “Our restructuring will also introduce even greater cross-discipline flexibility” Should that not have been done in the first place? Reply Link Anonymous 27 February 2009 at 11:51 Response to John Grisham’s The Gavel There already is cross-discipline flexibility. The restructuring will introduce even greater cross-discipline flexibility. There is much about the current economic situation that is worthy of comment and if you have an intelligent point to make then please do so but don’t waste everyone’s time with vacuous comments. Reply Link Anonymous 27 February 2009 at 12:06 Agree with John Grisham’s The Gavel John Grisham’s The Gavel: Totally agree.. All the biggest law firms should have enough cross-discipline flexibility to ensure they’re completely unaffected by global financial armageddon. I’m off to find another firm making unfortunate redundancies to take some cheap shots at! Reply Link Anonymous 27 February 2009 at 14:08 “Cross-discipline flexibility” Isn’t “The restructuring will introduce even greater cross-discipline flexibility” just marketing speak in any event? I agree, this surely must already exist. Reply Link Donald Shaw ate my hamster 27 February 2009 at 14:30 Obvious first cut Does anyone else think that the obvious cut here is to go from two managing partners to one? Just a thought… Reply Link Anonymous 27 February 2009 at 16:37 One Managing partner too many I couldn’t agree more with the last comment. It is difficult to understand what possible justification there was for appointing two managing partners in the first place but it is surely now downright irresponsible to allow the situation to continue. How many solicitors’ salaries could be paid by the firm ridding itself of the surplus MP. Perhaps this is an integral part of the restructuring. I won’t hold my breath…. Reply Link Gavin 28 February 2009 at 00:04 Flexibility Given the current economic situation surely some degree of “cross discipline flexibility” is the way forward. Is it realistic to accept that property lawyers for instance can’t handle anything other than property matters? Practicing in a number areas, maybe three or so, would allow staff to maintain a strong ability in each area without overstretching themselves and help to limit the effects of a drop in workload from one particular area. Reply Link One kilt too many 1 March 2009 at 13:33 Kilt wearer Interestingly both managing partners appear to be Scottish. Maybe one should learn “cross-discipline flexibility” and let the other go out and get some work for the firm. Reply Link Anonymous 5 March 2009 at 19:09 The Hamster must agree with him He seems to have a grin firmly fixed on his face these days… Reply Link Anonymous 7 March 2009 at 17:41 Pulse rate down… It’s just not the place to be anymore. Team composition will not cut it, if the drive is not there. Lawyers are marooned until the economy changes. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.