Herbies disputes exits continue with Addleshaws raid

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  • of counsel moving for immediate, stepping stone, partnership at Addleshaws - will they be there in 2015?

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  • Ship be sinkin'!

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  • Come on The Lawyer, this is hardly news worthy. Someone else was promoted to partner at HSF and Nicola did not make it, end of. How many times elsewhere have lawyers moved from counsel at one firm to partner elsewhere? Next you will no doubt be reporting "HSF disputes exits continue as junior associate leaves HSF to join top US law firm". And take a look at how many partners AG have lost over the last 12 months. Poor reporting.

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  • @ Anonymous | 8-Feb-2013 9:06 am - spot on. Sadly, reporting from a monopoly position means there is no competition for the poor reporting and increasingly smug editorial seen on The Lawyer. And no, there's nowhere else to go for the news, so we are reluctantly stuck with having to rely on the views of people who don't really understand the market. Simon Bushell leaving for Latham is news. Nichola Peters leaving for AG is not.

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  • Utter rubbish Too Right - this reporting is spot on. The point being there is pattern of defection and decline. If that reverses or in hindsight is seen as a blip, well and good. But don't jump down the throat of the reporter because you don't like the message being delivered by the market. People like you twist arguments when you fear the truth. You sound like the worst kind of lawyer: unprincipled and a mouthpiece for (most likely your own) vested interests = untrustworthy.

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  • in reply to utter rubbish anonymous - what I think the two previous posts are on about here is singling out one particular law firm for The Lawyer treatment. This publication did the same thing to Norton Rose in 2004 and 2005 and it was as bad then as it is now. There is not a pattern of defection and decline - that is absolute nonsense. And even if there is, Nicola Peter's departure is symptomatic of nothing. Rod Fletcher, a leading corporate crime partner, is in the process of joining HSF. Now let's put two and two together. Leading corporate crime partner joins a firm. Said firm made up an associate about 18 months ago. Other associate was promoted to counsel, NOT partner. Said counsel moves for partnership because she could not obtain it at her own firm. This is symptomatic of someone not being made up and looking for partnership elsewhere and trading down massively in the process. No disrespect AG. Lawyers do this all the time. Lower tier law firms are littered with partners who were not successful at their previous firms. The Lawyer needs to get a grip and start doing some proper reporting.

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