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

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  • Has anyone looked at the Heatons website? The pictures are priceless, especially the two of men sitting at a table grabbing their heads in despair -- probably Heatons management re-thinking the decision to hire Austin. The photo of the grown man on a scooter at the Trocadero is not bad either. Looks like a very serious firm. What is it with all these guys from third-tier law firms thinking they can conquer the world?...

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  • With all the money this guy "trousered" (you Brits are hilarious), you would have thought he could afford a decent haircut.

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  • Anon at 4 August 10.19 is quite right. The board members at the time and all of those equity partners who took the cash should be named and shamed and held to account - the recent Lawyer article only named those who were there at the death. The "clever" ones who took the cash and ran are equally responsible for the whole sorry mess.

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  • I love the challenge issued by Anonymous | 4-Aug-2010 3:36 pm -- well done!

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  • Everyone has missed the key point:
    If Ian Austin is such a money grabbing b***ard, how come he lives in Ormskirk?

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  • Skint Halliwells Partner. You're not alone and, more to the point, you're spot on. Austin's "woe is me" diatribe speaks volumes about his lack of integrity and judgment. Who was it who informed his partners the very day tax was due last July that the cupboard was bare because tax reserves had been raided and used for working capital? Who was it who told those partners " hey, don't worry, we've used the HMRC Time to Pay Scheme so no tax is due even though we have the funds to pay"? And who was it who bullied and cajoled anyone who complained into keeping shtum? Ian Austin, Ian Austin and ian Austin.

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  • http://www.thelawyer.com/ian-austin-on-the-uncertainties-of-director-disqualification-ian-austin-is-a-litigation-partner-at-halliwell-landau/78379.article

    The Lawyer does not seem to have posted a link to this article.

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  • did you not see the palais in Omskirk, Mr Knowles?
    Could someone repost the rof pictures of the pleasure palais? All that was missing was the Jaguar charabanc.....

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  • Nigel Knowles' Sly Grin | 4-Aug-2010 5:11 pm
    That's probably one of his houses across the world.
    Full declaration of Mr Austin's assets would help.

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  • oh and the flat in St Katherine's Dock and the one in New York - how could we forget those essentially items in a Managing Partners' briefcase. But Austin regards himself as a "Player". Wonder where all this puts him now in the playing stakes, afterall, self-pity isn't really very attractive is it?

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