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Linklaters' former corporate head takes role at BLP

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  • 'Defects to....' ? '26 years as partner.....?'

    Come on, let's be frank about this. He had a good innings at the top of the Linklaters' lock step and he has now had his collar felt in the nicest of ways by mein fuhrer Simon Davies.

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  • Very good and experienced lawyer and he is a nice get for BLP.

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  • Another one to get a wapping guarantee from us for a few years...
    It's all very well bringing this guy in but it doesn't mean that his clients will follow. After all, our corporate department is something like band 13 in Chambers, isn't it...?

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  • Don't see how this guy will have any real hunger beyond the (no doubt) guaranteed big pay day at the end of it.
    strange hiring strategy.

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  • Why can't these partners just retire gracefully? After 26 years as a Partner at Linklaters, you have nothing left to prove and you cannot need the money or the hassle. Just enjoy retirement and if you are desperate to work, go and do something in the public interest/charity field.

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  • ^ Because BLP will be giving him one last massive pay day to fund that extra yacht for said retirement. What else could be in it for him?
    Doesn't reflect well on BLP at all. You don't become a more prestigious corporate firm by hiring retirees from the corporate firms above you. They'd be better off hiring ambitious, hungry corporate partners from smaller firms with something to prove.

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  • they can't retire gracefully - snout - trough - it is their thing - who on earth will instruct him is questionable - there are younger partners around who actually do some work and frankly we clients are sick of the troughers. Bad move for all law firms taking up the old magic circle slack as they just gad about telling everyone how great they are and never put a pen to paper. When will this model be disbanded? It is a joke and most people (except the partners) are totally over it

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