Knowles under pressure after DLA kept in dark over personal LawVest stake

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  • How very "Halliwells" of him......

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  • Why would you invest in a new venture without any right of veto/pre-emption before the addition of new investors? Very strange.

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  • WTAF? It's usually Stockholm syndrome with DLA partners and it's not like them to make a fuss. Where's this bravery come from?

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  • When individuals start investing in other businesses outside their own it raises all sorts of questions about ownership.
    The challenge for any partner investing in an ABS, be it their own or an external venture, is to manage potential conflict of interest. The best way is to be transparent and clear about level of external investment, or you risk uproar and may face some very uncomfortable questions.

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  • @Anonymous 10.27, you make a good point. How many law firms are applying for ABS? Are they prepared for the amount of transparency they'll have to show?

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  • hat the investment was made by Knowles and his cronies after the firm's investment was made and without openly declaring it smacks of dishonesty. These people are lawyers and cannot claim ignorance of the law or their obligations to their fellow partners under their partnership deed. Knowles should consider resigning as managing partner for so blatantly flouting his obligations.

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  • The investment by Knowles is a blatant disregard of an obvious conflict of interest. Failing to disclose it shows a lack of good faith in his dealings with his fellow partners. Time to step down. Knowles has always treated DLA as if it was his to do with as he chose fit and with disregard of, and little respect to, his fellow partners and/or their opinions. Every leader has had their day at some point and then its time to go. DLa should find itself a leader with integrity.

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  • Am I going to be the only one to make the obvious point that most of the DLA partners wouldn't even have a job if it wasn't for Nigel Knowles?

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  • Every law firm that has fallen behind DLA in the pecking order is desperate to wade in and give their views. Some of the big firms now looking over their shoulder are doing the same.
    It's mainly driven by jealousy. Nobody would be chipping in with their 2 cents if this was happening at a firm like Dickinson Dees.

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  • reminds me of Hammonds Direct
    Be careful what you wish for Nigel

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