Linklaters to re-run managing partner vote after Davies fails to win backing By Margaret Taylor 17 February 2012 11:06 17 December 2015 13:41 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer True partnership 17 February 2012 at 11:15 This guy should be booted out. Which kind of firm does he want to create? One were partners are consistently in fear of being sacked so that those remaining can make an extra 50K? Reply Link Lord Denning 17 February 2012 at 12:08 It looks like he’s already on the way out! Reply Link Anonymous 17 February 2012 at 13:20 So if he does now secure the vote on the second time around what will that mean for the management of the firm if it doesn’t have the mandate to carry out the basics? This is a recession and you need strong management, a divided partnership will not get a strong management. What Links needs and lacks is a management that can bring people together. Reply Link Anonymous 17 February 2012 at 13:29 Linklaters does have the reputation for being the harshest of the magic circle. Not surprising really. Reply Link Anonymous 17 February 2012 at 14:21 Can Robert Elliott not put himself forward for the role then? Reply Link Anonymous 17 February 2012 at 14:29 Davies should just get rid of a few more partners – there’ll soon be so few left it’ll be much easier for him to get a 75% approval rating … Reply Link Anonymous 17 February 2012 at 15:04 This is quite extraordinary – given the innate conservatism of most partners (many of whom vote Yes to any proposal from management) this amounts to a real rejection of the candidate and the course which he has taken the firm. Is this an Arab Spring moment when the owners of the business reclaim control of the partnership? I suspect sadly not – still, there is time for a Hesltine challenger to emerge … Reply Link Anonymous 17 February 2012 at 15:37 Truth is, the firm isn’t growing. Only way to make new partners and retain MA’s is to get rid of bottom 20%. Model is not unusual….it is up or out applied all the way. In some way it is a great model, at least it give severly under paid associates chance to make their millions. Reply Link Anonymous 17 February 2012 at 16:38 @ Anonymous | 17-Feb-2012 3:37 pm – 20%+ of London-based associates are likely to be cut too so I doubt they are crowing too much. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.