DWF acquires ailing Cobbetts in pre-pack deal

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  • Looking at the comments, not many people know what Pre-pack means.

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  • Cobbetts didn't go under because of DWF though. DWF weren't responsible for Cobbetts failing finances. If the deal wasn't right for DWF in 2012 they were entirely within their rights to pull out.
    The fact is that with DWF coming in and buying Cobbetts now they ARE saving people's jobs. Well done to them!

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  • This seems to have all been set up a year ago when they called off the merger due to "difficult trading conditions" or what ever it was.....i bet that they worked out it was in both parties interests to do it as a pre-pack because Cobbetts had too much baggage

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  • How unwise of DWF.

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  • The Legal Detective - straight out of the Inspector Clouseau school of legal detection. A few people want to read their copies of "Insolvency Law for Dummies" before posting.

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  • For all those who are suggesting that this is good for the staff have forgotten that the support functions are unlikely to be fully integrated into offices where that function is more or less fully occupied. So whilst senior staff and profitable teams will be welcomed with open arms, spare a thought for those who are surplus to requirement.

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  • What goes around comes around. Redundancies probable, no-one's recession-proof.

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  • Andrew LEGENDLAD more like.

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  • What will this mean for (former) prospective trainees of Cobbetts?

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  • I remember a (senior) Cobbetts partner curiously enquiring (at the time they 'equitised' their whole partnership) whether the CA2006 directors' duties to act in the best interests of a company 'for its members as a whole' would apply to the management of an LLP. Naively, I thought it was a strange question to ask, at the time...

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