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Halliwells’ ex-managing partner: ‘I gave my life to that practice’

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  • Nothing at all to do with not being able to fill your pockets fast enought then?

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  • If the writing was on the wall in December 2009 how does he explain recruitment and promotion of partners up to June 2010?

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  • With all due respect, Austin’s commitment demonstrably fell way short of the mark: if what he says is true, he demonstrably lacks ability rather than application (an “A” for effort; an “F” for achievement). I wouldn’t hire him.

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  • Why is this man trying to defend his actions when , indirectly or directly , he has had a part in seriously damaging the welfare of hundreds of innocent staff and a good number of innocent creditors too

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  • This is a pathetic response… I would have expected the powers that be at this publication to at least try and give him half a grilling, rather than a just a free platform to peddle this drivel.

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  • Nice to see that Ian Austin has retained the same capacity for denial having left Halliwells as he had when he was the managing partner of the firm. Crass mismanagement combined with hubris and naked greed led to the downfall of the firm - and all of these characteristics flourished under the leadership of Ian Austin.

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  • The arrogance of this guy is unreal.

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  • Good to see the Lawyer really cross-questioning him hard on these issues.

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  • I think you'll find that these are responses to the sort of tough questions that journalists, bloggers and commentators have been asking of Austin ever since the ship went down.
    The answers he gives are there to be interpreted by the reader as he or she chooses. It's not the job of a reporter on a news story such as this to guide opinion one way or the other. This magazine, and others, have offered plenty of opinions over the last few weeks on what happened at Halliwells.
    Has no one heard of right to reply?

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  • Are you Tony Hayward in disguise?

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