News UK Law firms Halliwells to tough it out in Sheffield after exits By The Lawyer 7 March 2010 00:00 14 December 2015 02:27 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 Mr Grumpy 8 March 2010 at 11:44 It is good to see that Halliwells are doing their bit for post-conflict reconciliation in Iraq by employing Comical Ali to generate their statements. Reply Link The Bionic Man 8 March 2010 at 18:20 Steve Austin had a problem in space at it cost $6 Million to sort it out and rebuild him. Halliwells Chief Executive Ian Austin also has a problem in terms of space. He has too much of it in Manchester, London and Sheffield. Discreet subletting at a loss solves little. Space will not pay the rent, space created by people departing will not pay the bills and space will not pay down the £20 Million of debt. When the departing partners have served their notice periods and marched out of the door with the best assistants and clients, the true impact of all of that space will be there for all to see. The next 12 months is bound to deliver less fee income because empty space delivers nothing but anxiety. If vanity dictates a desire to keep the space then it seems that the management team have plenty of empty space between their ears, although we suspected as much following the reverse premium debacle. It cost $6 Million to put Steve Austin back together again. So far Ian Austin has borrowed and spent £20 Million just trying to hold Halliwells together. Yet more empty space as others “wise up” seems the most likely outcome in the short term. Reply Link Merge Proops 8 March 2010 at 21:17 Alienation and rejection are often at the heart of delusional behaviour. Have you recently been rejected by friends, work colleagues, trusted aides, a prospective partner? Have all your efforts to find another partner been in vain? The Merge Proops special dating service “Merge with the Durge” may be able to assist you in finding a suitable partner who will share your life, your loves, your cavernous office spaces and your debts. Phone Now (Reverse) Premium Rates Apply Reply Link Anonymous 11 March 2010 at 11:07 Whenever I read comments such as those posted by Merge Proops and The Bionic Man I thank my lucky stars I had parents who instilled in me the values that allow me to look to the future with positivity rather than to look back in anger. As a client of law firms, it is a shame to see such snide comments. Reply Link Mr Grumpy 11 March 2010 at 16:54 Whilst I am somewhat put-out not to have been criticised by Anonymous I must thank him/her for confirming my point. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.