DLA Piper puts 251 in consultation across UK as firm mulls Glasgow closure

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  • Do you think Knowles has discussed this with Obama? I imagine Barak is impressed with the strategy being adopted.

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  • Explains why partners have been popping up in other offices...

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  • Phase1?

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  • hey, maybe they could tell the rest of the partners it's not worth anything and transfer the defendant insurance business to LawVest or whatever its called?

    of course in these days where increasingly individuals as well as corporates don't want to pay for anything (especially legal services) they might want to reconsider that. Just a thought

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  • Today Glasgow; tomorrow Liverpool and/or Sheffield.

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  • Will the redundancy notices be delivered by drone?

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  • They are about to lose an awful lot of extremely skilled and well qualified DP Techs in whom they have invested many years of training and whose loyalty and hardwork was unquestionable - until now :(

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  • Will they pay minimum redundancy again? Which would confirm them as totally prestige deprived, poxy firm again ?

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  • I hope DLA realise that the DP techs they are losing are extremely skilled - and their absence will be sorely felt!

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  • DL Dismay

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  • DLA have some of the most loyal, talented and skilled DP Techs in whom they had invested so much training, I hope they realise what they are losing

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  • Feel sorry for those affected. With Glasgow gone I don't think the Edinburgh office would be far behind. What would be left in Edinburgh would be too sub-scale in Scotland to win any big mandates ahead of the major Scottish players and retain the profitability DLA desires. A lot of the talented lawyers in the Glasgow office will move on to firms with ambition in Scotland.

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  • Smell the coffee.
    If you work in a regional office and have clients then move to a firm where your talents will be appreciated.

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  • Natural consequences of the strategic plan implementation and surely doesn't stop there. Shame management have not got the grace to share the whole picture which must have been planned for years. Shame also that the partners simply take everything thrown at them and do absolutely nothing about it. Cornered now. Grin and bear it or go. The firm certainly is not owned by the partners who built it anyway. Salutory lessons on big firm mentality.

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  • If the Glagsow lawyers are any good (and not just mooching off the rest of the firm), there are certainly large enough to start their own stand-alone firm.

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  • Re - 4:47pm
    Probably, and that is of concern to the rest of the staff still here. Nobody is saying this is the end of the lay offs.
    Re - 5:15pm
    My guess would be Liverpool will be in "phase 2".
    Great news for all at DLA, and just before Xmas as well !!

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  • From the hilarious Nigel Knowles/Obama thread:
    "Ginandtonic | 9-Nov-2012 8:24 am
    It makes one ask what the rest of you have achieved in your illustrious careers. I dont see many law firms that have grown 40x in 20 years and still know where they are going.. It is easy to carp!"
    Yeah, well, there's going to be alot more carping at DLA in the foreseeable. A sign of the times. Loads of city and regionaly heavyweights are too loaded with debt, CFA's that won't pay off, and fees being trimmed. This won't be in any way the last "shrinkage" in these sorts firms.

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  • Glasgow gone - Edinburgh will pick up slack but I think will remain safe. Liverpool is safe - one of Sheffield or Leeds will be next.
    Edinburgh, (a reduced) Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester to support the London office's clients in the UK. But there will be more redundancies for sure.
    In the meantime, there are already 'realignments' within departments with amalgamation of governance between different offices. Only a matter of time before that amalgamation becomes geographical as well.

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  • Regrettable though it is, this kind of consolidation makes sense.
    I just hope DLA does the right thing by those who are unfortunate collateral damage in all of this.

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  • Makes more sense to keep Leeds than Sheffield, similarly Manchester over Liverpool.

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