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Maclays snaps up team from collapsed Semple Fraser

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  • Surprise surprise- semple Fraser truly were a snivelling little firm. The partners protected themselves and to hell with the rest. As a client of mms I am extremely disappointed to see the incompetent etchells join.

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  • MMS has certainly not lacked direction under Mr Smylie. Unfortunately it has been mainly full reverse. Sympathies to Semple Fraser and its people - looks like a case of any port in a storm for these former partners. Pity its more Hull than Honolulu.

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  • A fine example of partners looking after their personal interests while their fee earners and support staff join the dole queue. Also an excellent indication of the possible reasons why SM went bust in the first place. One wonders how long the negotiations with MMS have been going on - only a month ago SM were still saying publicly that they were rock solid. It will be interesting to see how many of them are still at MMS in a year's time.

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  • So much for the crocodile tears, would you trust these lawyers after selling their staff down the river?

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  • Don't see why TUPE shouldn't apply to the secretaries and associates who will have predominantly worked for these partners. They should turn up at MMS Monday asking for their desks.

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  • Good to see these guys finding other opportunities. Demise of SF is a sad story all round.

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  • I'm Alright Jock.

    So having led the firm into administration they abandon ship and all the people who work there.

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  • Not exactly coup of the century for Maclays, snapping up desperate partners with Bearsden mortgages to pay. No mention of the other fee earners who will now be dumped. Desperate all round for Maclays.

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