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Halliwells’ ex-managing partner: ‘I gave my life to that practice’

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  • Demonstrably a bear with very little brain...
    Why did no one seek to gag this one when they finally showed him the door?

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  • interesting - young Austin doesn't feature on Heaton's web site at all.
    "Are you in there Austin!"

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  • Impressive intellect, tact and timing are three qualities that I have always associated with Ian Austin. Look forward to seeing more of his media offensive over the next few weeks.

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  • GENERIC AND HIGHLY TEDIOUS RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEE.

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  • I was upstairs the other week in the cafe, I purchased a boost and with my first bite a filling fell out causing a shooting pain into the upper part of my mouth - I let out an almighty yelp. Mr Austin was stood on the other side of the room and he didn't even bat an eye lid. Some people.

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  • Ian Austin's attitude seems closer to Dick Fuld (post Lehman collapse) - still in denial. Yet he bagged himself a new job. I am surprised that anyone offered him a new position and one with management responsibility. No one in the world will employ Fuld ever again...

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  • What a Joker.....!

    "Downfall related to the downturn"

    Northern Rock imploded in 2007, the world was entering mass turmoil and "the board", in 2008, thought that it was the right time to take £15 million out of the business.

    Given the fact that fee income dropped by around £20m over the previous years it would have been nice to have that £15m as a capital cushion to see the firm through the recession.

    You say you put in £700,000 of your own money, how much did you take out of the business in your time there?

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  • I could have been a contender for managing partner of the decade if it wasn`t for;

    1. That pesky recession
    2. The pesky temptation of £17m
    3. Pesky and disloyal partners
    4. Failing to tie the pesky ones in
    5. The pesky Sheffield office
    6. That pesky straw which broke the camel`s back
    7. My pesky socks which worked themselves off my pesky feet.

    Poor, poor me it is all so unfair, boo hoo

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  • "I gave my life to that practice" lol pmsl
    That practice gave you your life and you squandered the biggest business opportunity which will ever come your way.
    Your house, your car, your friends all came from the firm that you mismanaged so badly that it went into administration.
    Stop playing the victim, show some dignity

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  • I need a warm up man who can get the crowd in the mood for a tale of greed, mismanagement and financial disaster.
    You have not lost everything old man, come and join me on the after dinner speaking circuit.
    Nick Leeson
    How I broke Bearings Bank (available for after dinner speaking but definitely not for investment advice)

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