Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose issues warning shot to underperforming partners By Joshua Freedman 4 March 2013 00:07 17 December 2015 14:27 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 Anonymous 4 March 2013 at 12:21 “Failure to do so would potentially result in them being moved down the lockstep or put on notice to exit the firm” – surely threatening staff isn’t the best way to encourage partners or boost morale? Reply Link Anonymous 4 March 2013 at 17:28 Anonymous’ comment at 12.21 epitomises the entitlement culture which is still all too prevalent in many parts of the legal profession – we are, and it appears will remain for some considerable time yet, in the worst economic and financial crisis since the year dot and people like Anonymous consider it a “threat” for partners being required to improve performance or be financially penalised or even shown the door. A message for Anonymous and others like him/her who still think, that having made partner in a major law firm, you can just coast for years until retirement – ain’t so and, if it ever was (which I doubt), it certainly is not today. Reply Link Anonymous 4 March 2013 at 18:04 seems like this is the new world that we live in. HSF partners have been given similar messages apparently. funnily enough its those who are delivering these messages that need to be exited! Reply Link Half Right on Fulbright 6 March 2013 at 20:34 F&J, a good firm gone internationally generic. A great firm 20 years ago, now no more than average. The best new talent won’t go there, and the bets partners will be heading for the door… Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.