Frontrunners emerge for Clyde & Co senior partner role

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  • The big question is whether the firm has outgrown Hassan. His excessive control was necessary when the firm was smaller but now it is the biggest brake on unleashing the energy in this firm. It is the classic 'dead hand' of management!

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  • It wouldn't surprise me if we see BLG reconstitute itself and spin off post-lock in, rising like a phoenix from the ashes. They are like fish out of water at Clydes. The brand still has its merits and wouldn't have the 'ABC' anchor weighing it down

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  • I hadn't realised the position Clydes were in until I asked around. It does seem as if the inbound SP will have a lot on his or her hands given the timing for the former Barlows partners possibly leaving (with their client following) and with the other business issues. It's a wonder anyone will stand for election at all.

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  • BLG break out must sound appealling to many just now particularly if they are getting the 'ABC' treatment from clients. Most would be better off at one of the other insurance firms with more charisma.

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  • I'm sure I'm not the only legal recruiter with a hamper full of Clydes' partners and lawyers looking to move - not just ex-BLGers. Far away from a happy place.

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  • Not the only one - me too. Admittedly some are harder to market than others because of the lock-in premium but these are sought after individuals ... and teams.

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  • Lesson from history - the decline of Rome was the natural and inevitable effect of immoderate greatness. Prosperity ripened the principle of decay; the causes of destruction multiplied with the extent of conquest; and as soon as time or accident had removed the artificial supports, the stupendous fabric yielded to the pressure of its own weight

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  • It will take some time for the tipping point to be reached though. Once the lock-ins have less than 12 months to expire, the internal structure and debt / pension gap won't be supportable.

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  • Ah ... at last a mind at work rather than an attitude! Rome declined because they gradually entrusted the role of defending the Empire to barbarian mercenaries who eventually turned on them. Law firm leaders, take note

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  • Barbarian mercenaries - now in which firm would we find those? Let's look through the blue window.

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