DLA Piper to shut Glasgow and offload defendant insurance teams as redundancy talks continue

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  • Today is 'Black Thursday'. Traditionally the most miserable day of the year, in 2013 it's the day the big firms are announcing their cuts.
    I suppose the (remaining) junior fee earners in Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce are very nervous this afternoon.

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  • 3 months net pay is hardly the generous package DLA promised, especially considering they are opening new offices in Africa and South Korea, and have been throwing extravagant parties in Edinburgh. Very poor.

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  • Why do have to endure yet more snippy unfounded comments about Dickinson Dees?

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  • Ever increasing, even here in South Africa. The operational requirements of the employer would allways be questioned but fairness during the consultation process must play a pivotal role before finalization of the process. Good luck there in the UK.

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  • At least the Partners will have something to talk about when they "lease" a cruise ship around the Med for their conference.
    At a cost of close to £1m I'm sure that could have been better spent.

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  • It's also pretty shabby tax planning (or DLA trying to be cheap). On the limited facts above i can't see any reason why the redundancy package can't be paid to them gross (as long as it's under £30k). Perhaps, DLA tying to save a few pennies?

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  • The Great Angel Vision

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  • Anon 6:01, I'm not sure what snippy is. However just to assuage any paranoia, I simply chose Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees as they've recently announced a merger.

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  • Any thoughts as to where the respective insurance teams are heading? They are a class team and deserve better , especially as they were persuaded to stay when DLA Manchester defected to open Barlows Manchester office. My guess is Kennedys or Clyde's?

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  • I don't think that sounds like a bad redundancy package and presumably the insurance team will find themselves at a firm more suited to their business. Some streamlining seems inevitable across the industry - just ask Bryan Hughes.

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