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Linklaters chief justifies ‘New World’ clearout

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  • Shame on you!

    Somehow I don't think Linklaters got its strategy right with the redundancy pay they are offering - 3 weeks pay for each year worked. Are we supposed to be grateful?! Law firms generally give advice to clients that it is not a good idea to be tight with redundancy pay - a rule of thumb Links is clearly trying to ignore.

    No one is happy with the offer and this will be subject of some serious protest from the associates.

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  • Dear Anonymous @ 18:20

    I am much happier being a Links associate on the firing line rather than a CC one.

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  • Linklaters need recession to be long and deep

    If the recession is long and deep, the strategy will be justified. If it is not, and the recruitment market returns to normal in 2009, Linklaters will be hit by mass defections, will be unable to replace departing lawyers with people of equal calibre and will be in deep trouble.

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  • Linklaters Partners

    It is important to note that these are owner-operated businesses. It is not "Linklaters" who is doing this, but the individuals who make up the Linklaters partnership who are responsible for inflicting so much misery on so many, simply so that they can get more cash.

    I know two partners there very well. I will certainly be making my views of their despicable conduct known, and that henceforth i will be having nothing to do with them. I suggest that others should do the same - though no doubt if their wallets are full they will no more care that if i was one of their associates.

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  • Carpetbaggers!

    LL associate - why would you prefer to be in the firing line (or indeed "on" it) at Links rather than CC - the cuts are deeper and the package more miserly. I suppose that you are thinking that you will not be one of the ones chosen. But do you really think that Links is a better place to work? The place is grotesque.

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