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

  • Print
  • Comments (62)

Readers' comments (62)

  • Seems to be a few DLA Sheffield'ers talking the place up. Hope Mr Angel is reading!
    Lets not forget offices don't mange clients, partners do.
    Slot those partners into other offices and the client moves too. History is sentimentality and there's none of that there. If Sheffield is such a crucial hub why not put the central DP there too in the space to be left by the insurance team?
    The ravens/rats, whose departure to another city would be the death knell are the army of accountants!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • As a client of DLA's I attended their Skyfall Premiere evening in Scotland only week's ago, rather indulgent for a firm that knew it was about to take such a drastic step. Very disappointing to see such a lack of commitment to their Scottish clients.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Does anyone know how this plan could affect a student who has been offered a training contract with the firm to commence in 2014 in Scotland...?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • After giving almost a quarter of a century to this firm I find it very offensive to be referred to by Mr Angel as "wastage". DP techs are highly trained and skilled and provide much more than a typing service. I hope he has a nice comfortable Christmas with his £2million remuneration package (which would probably cover the salaries of all DP techs at risk) while we now have a Christmas full of doubt. I hope he chokes on his Turkey!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • London and Birmingham may be the basket cases but can anybody see DLA closing either?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • I'm another ex DLA person, several years back I had a similar experience to the current crop of redundacies. They offered me another job, I told them to shove it where the sun doesn't shine. Oh, one other thing ... Leeds? International business centre eh? lol.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • DLA is looking increasingly like a firm that wants as many flags as it can possibly plant to be planted in emerging markets around the world. Nothing wrong in that. However there are some anomolies like the two offices in both Yorkshire and "Lancashire", along with two in Baltimore and three in greater San Diego (!!!!). Doubtless those offices serve specific purposes, but in the longer term the firm clearly has global ambitions andthe firm probably sees a future with multiple offices in China rather than having four along the M62 corridor (Sheffield being just 30 or so miles south of the M62!).

    Whilst regional offices have a future for now, as another poster suggests, there is as slow yet steady march of Partners who are leaving the Northern offices for firms who might better appreciate their talents,as is witnessed by the recent resignation of a team of for Real Estate partners in Manchester.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • So that's it! That's the great strategic plan that Mr 'Man with a Plan' Angel has been slaving over? With respect, a sixth form business studies student with access to a map, a basic understanding of P&Ls and a fair dollop of nous could have devised this one in double quick time. The more pressing issue is what happens to the suits responsible for strategy? -

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • I am one of these DP technicians up for redundancy. I cannot believe the way in which we are being treated. The closure of DP units across the board is going to be a disaster and backfire big time! Maybe Mr Angel could spend a week in a unit to see EXACTLY what goes on and how much DP are relied on especially out of hours and then he might reconsider, although I feel the decision has already been made!!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Having witnessed the aftermath of these cuts this week and the distress it has caused, I am disgusted at how Senior Management of the firm have failed to even acknowledge what is going on. They have left their UK Managing Partner to communicate the news and Tony Angel is as invisible as always. Nigel Knowles even had the distaste to do an update blog on Africa the day after the news was announced!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

View results 10 per page | 20 per page | 50 per page |

Have your say

Mandatory Required Fields

Mandatory

Comments that are in breach or potential breach of our terms and conditions in particular clause 8, may not be published or, if published, may subsequently be taken down. In addition we may remove any comment where a complaint is made in respect of it. These actions are at our sole discretion.

  • Print
  • Comments (62)