Norton Rose signs tie-up with Australia's Deacons

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  • Better move for Deacons that NR in my view. Deacons are strictly B grade with a client base to match.

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  • That's a very useful comment Poisonous Trouser Snake... Thanks for adding such value!!!

    I think this sends out a very positive message from NR a firm that has been making a lot of positive headlines over the past few months - If this relationship is successful it will put NR is a great position to capture a lot of work that will be coming out of Asia in the next 10-15 years - Think this is a very good strategic move, and somewhere that the Magic Circle will recognise that they may have missed a trick.

    As far as the US tie goes, this may put some pressure on sealing a deal especially as NR's PEP is a not necessarily where it would like it to be for it to be able to secure a meaningful US tie-up - think it will need to address that before it can seriously consider the US market.

    All in all some good news for the legal market from NR when everything else seems to be doom and gloom.

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  • Norton Rose are just doing what DLA Piper did three years ago with Phillips Fox - now DLA Phillips Fox. It's old news now and I think we 'll see some consolidation in the Australian Market and as the economy recovers more global alliances. As for working with Aussies, I can tell you they are less hard work than their English counterparts and certainly not as snobby!

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  • That's a very useful comment Poisonous Trouser Snake... Thanks for adding such value!!!

    I think this sends out a very positive message from NR a firm that has been making a lot of positive headlines over the past few months - If this relationship is successful it will put NR is a great position to capture a lot of work that will be coming out of Asia in the next 10-15 years - Think this is a very good strategic move, and somewhere that the Magic Circle will recognise that they may have missed a trick.

    As far as the US tie goes, this may put some pressure on sealing a deal especially as NR's PEP is a not necessarily where it would like it to be for it to be able to secure a meaningful US tie-up - think it will need to address that before it can seriously consider the US market.

    All in all some good news for the legal market from NR when everything else seems to be doom and gloom.

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  • Interesting comment Poisonous Trouser Snake. Shame it is all the English lawyers getting asked to leave the Dubai firms with their heads hung low, whilst all the Australian lawyers seem to be retaining their positions. Funny that.

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  • Well I'm still here trouser snake, as are the vast majority of my antipodean peers....Why would anyone want to work with Australians? Because they are harding working, down to earth and in some case, much better lawyers than their silver spoon british public school counterparts... firing aussies is a cheaper option for some firms, they are seen as less litigous and are likely not to hang around to file claims

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  • So Australians are "harding working" (sic) are they, Anon-again? Ummm. And "less litigous" (sic). No wonder Aussies get a mauling if they can't write coherent sentences!

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  • I think that English lawyers are completely useless - and I'm from the states! I can't believe that Australians are getting criticized in this column.
    I have dealt with a couple of the big Australian firms on a number of occasions now and they are invariably better operators than their Magic Circle counterparts. English lawyers should be forced to do a 'seat' in Australia in my lowly opinion.

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  • That's a fully sic point bro.
    "Coherent"(a): Of thought, speech, reasoning, etc.: Of which all the parts are consistent, and hang well together.
    Lucky that english lawyers can differentiate between incoherent sentences and sentences which contain typographical errors.
    Note to self, do not make error when making fun of another person's error.

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  • "Lucky that english lawyers can differentiate between incoherent sentences and sentences which contain typographical errors."
    Note to self, Jimmy: do not presume that all posters are lawyers, especially English ones! Also, coherent means: "able to make one-self understood"!!! "harding working"...???

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