Manches returns to traditional law firm model as CEO prepares for exit

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  • Manches is a small firm run by divas with enough yes men in the ranks to keep them deluded. I think the departure of Judit shows they like it that way. Best of luck to them.

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  • Hooray -hopefully the atmosphere might now be more friendly and happier-staff need to feel valued and cared for -and a smile and a thank you costs nothing but creates a positive environment throughout.

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  • Anonymous at 6 July 4.44am is clearly trying to sound as if they are in the know - but the facts are wrong. She has not 'hired or nurtured' the named partners in any shape or form - they are all big successes DESPITE Petho. Cockcroft has been there over 10 years and had no day to day contact with Petho whatsoever - ditto Stewart (there 7 years) who is highly successful despite Petho. Worwood was a rising star well before Petho joined only 18 months ago.
    Petho has indeed tidied up some of the finances and streamlined some of the back office, but her leadership style was a mix between dictatorial and invisible. She made no effort to communicate with the partners - and when asked to join some of them for an evening drink she announced 'I am not here to make friends!!' Fair comment but she made a whole lot of detractors instead.
    To be honest - she probably thought her management style was what was needed, as can be seen in her Lawyer interview, but she completely underestimated them - she treated them like a bunch of idiots and the worm turned

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  • Plenty of yes women in there too !

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  • Nurturing was never any part of Petho's management 'style' - the excellent young lawers mentioned above are doing so well because they are exactly that, excellent. and would be so without Petho.

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