Analysis Focus: Barlow Lyde & Gilbert – Jekyll and Lyde By The Lawyer 28 February 2010 00:00 17 December 2015 09:35 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 2 March 2010 at 11:24 The idea that Blg was ever cuddly is laughable. The turnover of partners has always been high. The decline followed the indulging of some selfish and in some cases downright appalling partner behaviour. What goes around, comes around. Reply Link Litigation Queen 2 March 2010 at 17:13 Often a sign of how modern a firm has become is how many female partners it has. BLG has, er, 6 out of 80. So, no changes there then Reply Link Anonymous 3 March 2010 at 03:54 An appalling firm to be in which to be a partner, as the high attrition rate indicates. They have a ‘beautiful future’ ahead of them! Reply Link Afternoon drinker 3 March 2010 at 11:19 Two things about BLG focusing on its insurance roots. First, BLG faces a serious issue from the number of ex partners and associates who were treated appallingly and now work in the insurance industry. Revenge for some is a dish best eaten cold. Incredibly, some of BLG’s new wave of partners think that these individuals can be treated as potential sources of business. Second, BLG a competitor of Clydes – are you kidding?. Clydes left them standing years ago and invested wisely in “non-core” practice areas, which BLG repeatedly got wrong. And the other predominantly non-marine practices (Kennedys, RPC, etc) are light years ahead of BLG in providing standardised services. Arrogance and self-delusion has been this firm’s problem in the past and nothing seems to have changed. Reply Link G P Coates 4 March 2010 at 18:18 You couldn’t make it up. Reply Link Anonymous 6 March 2010 at 01:55 How could your article omit to mention the appalling debacle of the Akai/Ernst & Young litigation which the firm handled in Hong Kong? Described as Asia’s ‘Enron’, it is said by some to have sounded the death knell for the firm’s big four accountants’ PI practice. As a very glad to be ‘ex’ partner, I rue the day I was conned into joining as a lateral hire with a substantial and highly profitable practice which was subsequently ‘liberated’ from me. It will take more than a generous dose of spin for the firm to reinvent itself. What goes around does indeed come around! Reply Link Leonard Griffiths 5 November 2014 at 15:16 Dont know about their performance in the big areana’s ,but I contacted them over my car being written off and asking for claim information; I HAD NO REPLY; Neither have they replied to two further letters; SEEMS THE LITTLE MAN IS IGNORED. Says much for the organisation Reply Link The ghost of Sir Denis 5 November 2014 at 23:00 it does indeed, Sir, it does indeed. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.