Eversheds Eversheds partners give support to Hughes’ 2020 Vision By Hannah Gannage-Stewart 3 July 2013 15:49 17 December 2015 12:18 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 3 July 2013 at 16:52 So much drivel. Can any more cliches be packed into a single little article? It is no secret most middling firms (often surprisingly large ones) are adrift. “We want to be global, client-focused, blah, blah, blah… .” Ultimately, their big strategy appears to be to undersell the competition by giving clients a 20 per cent discount. Add to that the usual push to increase profitability and PEP. Poor partners who had to sit through these meetings. And why expose the process in The Lawyer? Pathetic! Reply Link Anonymous 3 July 2013 at 22:19 Eversheds has only one financially-integrated office in Europe (excl. UK) and this is in Paris (Copenhagen was also one but it closed earlier this year). However, the majority of the overseas offices that Eversheds boasts are in Europe and I believe that Eversheds has no say on who is promoted in these offices. I wonder how many of these European offices were represented at the Birmingham conference? My guess is none. Finally, the majority of 60% seems very low for such an obvious question. Reply Link Anonymous 4 July 2013 at 09:52 Eversheds are the least client centred firm I have ever come across and they are getting worse. They are axing staff left right and centre and Hughes’ “Vision” plans for “managed attrition” going forward and we all know what that means! The poor staff left there will be worked so very hard that they walk, so that Eversheds don’t have to go to round 7 or is it 8 of redundancies! All Hughes is focussed on is the PEP figures, not clients, not staff. Reply Link Anonymous 4 July 2013 at 10:06 Re: anonymous 10.19 – Being one of the people who works in one of the European overseas offices – our office was very well represented at each of the conferences with both Partners and Associates. Other offices were similarly represented. So your guess was exactly that – a guess – and a guess that was well off the mark. So I would suggest that you deal in facts or don’t comment at all. Reply Link Anonymous 4 July 2013 at 14:07 This is Anonymous 10.19 replying to Anonymous 10.06 (aka Eversheds PR) – you expose yourself with the words “European overseas offices” as that is the Eversheds UK mentality and how it views its “EIL” (Eversheds International Limited) offices. Don’t you also love the fact that it is limited liability!! You also expose yourself with the very aggressive tone – again very Bryan Hughes. Sorry, but the truth hurts. Reply Link Anonymous 5 July 2013 at 12:38 I’ve worked in 3 Top 20 firms now (all UK-centric with big operations abroad, one magic circle) – they all refer to “Overseas” offices. Why? Because they’re being referred to from the point of view of management, based in London. US law firms regard their London outfits as Overseas offices, and rightly so. The firms all offer English law advice on mandates relating to English law queries and transactions, and are known as English law firms, but with capabilities abroad. Eversheds isn’t alone in referring to their offices as such, nor are they trying to patronise their overseas offices as you would suggest. And no, I am not Eversheds marketing. I am just someone who reads these comments and would like to see something a bit more constructive. Eversheds-bashing is tiresome. In fact, it seems every firm goes through peaks and troughs – BLP was a pariah (“innovative” etc) until they announced redundancies, in which case all the closet, embittered lawyers came out of the woodwork to have their cynical say (“run by old cronies, mismanaged” etc). As Anon @ 10:19 suggests, either put up or shut up. So in your case, please, shut up. You don’t have a clue. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.