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

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  • I just hope Ian Austin is more effective in defending his clients than he is at defending himself because that is the most pitiful explanation I have heard in a long time.

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  • Someone once asked me who Harry Wells was

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  • I worked at "Happiwells" for many years and at the time had a great deal of respect for Ian. Any respect has long since diminished with recent events, but as mentioned let's not forget many (but not all) of the equity partners were involved in these bad decisions; greedy, rude and dreadful businessmen and just because Ian is the only one naive enough to raise his head above the parapet doesn't mean he's solely to blame.
    Where's Alec Craig...?

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  • I agree and remember Ian from before the days of management. Can The Lawyer not manage to winkle Alec Craig from between the rocks?

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  • As I have stated previously you could not depart with a semblance of grace and keep a low profile.
    As for puttng your all into the firm, you were still trying to take out of the firm on your last day. Recall trying to get car cleaned on your final day. IT equipment!
    You and others in the firm should be ashamed of yourselves.
    There were a number of loyal staff at Halliwells who are now in limbo. If shafting people was an Olympic sport, you would score gold.

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  • Mr Austin lists Debt Advice as one of his specialities on the Law Soc website - http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/choosingandusing/findasolicitor/view=solicitordetails.law?id=134599&orgid=402773&SURNAME=austin&FORENAMES=ian&FIRMNAME=&POSTCODE=&searchType=S

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  • "I've lost everything".
    Well, no you haven't.
    Or, at least, you hadn't until you chose to give this pathetic "poor me" interview to The Lawyer.
    Until you did that, you could at least have retained your dignity.

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  • Rumour has it that Alec Craig is presently hiding underneath the Bentley that he purchased after he trousered the Spiningfields reverse premium.

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  • I would just like to add thank you for making my life and that of my colleagues' total hell over the last few months. We have now been sold to the highest bidder and been left without lifts, air con and even the small courtesy of a hoover over the last few weeks. The 4th and 5th floors now resemble Gollum's cave. I hope Heatons see you for what you really are - a huge bag of North West wind without even the guts to apologise properly. Good luck rattling around that pink house solo ...

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  • Strikingly similar to some of the behaviour of partners who have runined DLA in the Middle East and then run off to leave others to deal with their carnage.

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