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Kennedys raids Halliwells for Sheffield insurance launch

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  • Oh dear, even fewer fee-earners to help pay that whacking Spinningfields rent!

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  • This must be a big blow to Haliwells. Management must get a grip of things quickly otherwise this could spiral out of control.

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  • Not the best news - but the demise of the Sheffield office is being grossly overplayed - Halliwells is still doing very well in Yorks - I don't see many firms making over £80M in the North? A lot of this bad press is simply firms laying into a strong Northern firm?

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  • why merge when you can get their good equity partners for about 20% more than you pay your own salaried partners? No point taking on the eye watering debts and other liabilities! Judging by the number of cv`s doing the rounds there are plenty more people heading for the exit.

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  • Would the last Halliwells fee-earner please turn out the lights!!

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  • good luck kennedys !

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  • Anonymous @ 19-12-09 0:45am

    "Strong Northern firm"? Given the time of your post I will let you off if you'd had a couple of jars, but that is one of the most seriously delusional descriptions of a law firm that I have ever heard.

    I feel very sorry for the Halliwells staff, most of whom were innocent bystanders in this whole mess, but if the party's over and you're still dancing then you're just making a bit of a prat of yourself. Find another party and continue your grooving, or hang around until the landlord sends you packing.

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  • When Kennedys find a new office in Sheffield will their equity partners

    a. negotiate with the landlord in order to secure the largest reverse premium possible and pay the money to the equity partners. Then borrow millions from the bank to pay for the fit out and begin a chain reaction leading to a mass exodus
    b. Secure a lease with a lengthy rent free period with the Landlord contributing to the costs of the fit out. Borrow as little as possible from the bank so as to avoid saddling the firm with milions of £`s of debt, 4 day weeks, pension holidays and a mass exodus?
    c. avoid the disruption caused by an office move and simply change the sign above the door from Halliwells to Kennedys

    Only those born to manage will answer correctly.

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  • Although Halliwells are not alone in experiencing difficult times, they do seem to be alone in that very, very few people seem to be shedding any tears for them. Whilst there may be some sympathy for some firms and even some genuine regret that one or two are suffering harder times than others, most here in the North seem to be slapping their thighs in glee. Schadenfreude is very much the order of the day when it comes to them. There seems to be a feeling that the firm has always been aggressive and arrogant and that they are now getting what was due to come back to them.

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  • what went around has come around ... i'm laughing my ass off!!!!!!!!!!!

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