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Halliwells to appoint administrator; BLG and Hill Dicks vie for assets

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  • Good riddance!! I can safely say Halliwells was the worst firm I have ever worked for, I left in 2009 just before the 4 day imposed week and round of cuts, it was the best decision of my life.

    If you weren't a partner you got treated like dirt and the partners greed was evident, they would stab you in the back in a heart beat. I won't miss them good riddance!!

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  • I feel saddened for the many decent hardworking employees and their families who will now suffer because of the greed of their solicitor employers. I myself was an early victim of their arrogance and with the benefit of hindsight would suggest the removal of RL in 1996 unleashed all that is now apparent.

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  • I'm worried about my job...
    I enjoy working for Halliwells

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  • What really bought down this business was the bitching and squabbling of grown men behaving like teenage girls. How very sad.

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  • Who's next?

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  • Well well well, how the mighty fall.... In my 30-odd years as a legal secretary, all I can say is good riddance.

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  • Interesting, given that one of their more senior people decamped to DAC shortly before the fall

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  • What powers does a liquidator of an LLP have to set-aside earlier transactions? Assuming the distribution of £16 million on the property punt can be challenged this could explain why RBS have withdrawn "support".

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  • "City Gent | 25-Jun-2010 5:58 pm
    Of all the commercial firms I have ever dealt with Halliwells were consistently the most unpleasant, pointlessly aggressive and generally objectionable. Manchester is better off without them".
    Really couldn't agree more. Nasty firm to deal with, they are the only firm I can think of that I am not sad to see go under.

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  • I worked at Halliwellsin a support capacity for the best part of my career and loved it there. I know many people can't say that, but for me, that's the truth.
    However, when they very recently decided I was no longer of any use, the way I was treated was beyond cruel and it has taken me a long time to get over how a once decent person turned so god damn horrid. But that was just one individual who should have behaved better., I can honestly say that I worked with many decent and hard working people and I know I am in the minority here, but there's a part of me that feels very sad that this has happened....it could have been avoided. Spinningfields, you are a gorgeous building, but Halliwells should have stayed put on Brown Street.

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