Pinsents enters contract lawyer market with on-demand business

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  • Following BLP's lead, obviously. When are Pinsents going to spin this off then?

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  • Where ever are they going to find out-of-work lawyers? Oh, wait....

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  • Is this how the 'squeezed middle' propose to challenge the new world order? There are plenty of lawyers looking for jobs at the moment, perhaps this is the future...

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  • "is searching its alumni network as well as in the wider market."
    hehe. What alumni network? Pinsent Masons hasn't got one. In my experience which might be limited to a certain department I accept, PM have never invested in a alumni network. Look on Linkedin as a small bit of evidence on this, every firm has a alumni group on there and PM don't seem to bother. Quite a lot of the alumni are not that well disposed to the firm.
    BLP did it, BLP spun it off. Bit behind the times PM.

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  • The current ecnomic climate coupled with the demand for ever increasing PEP means the prospects of partnership is forever diminishing for aspiring lawyers.
    If you take away the big carrot of partnership, flogging yourself to generate huge profits for your boss becomes less attractive and a model which results in a reasonable wage and more work/life balance is more likely to take hold in that environment.
    Additionally, clients aren't stupid, they realise that barring big ticket jobs, the vast majority of work is carried out by individuals not teams - you don't need the size and costs of a large PP firm to get that, just access to the right people.

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  • Sign of the times - soon anyone who doesn't offer this is going to look off the pace

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  • What the other ex PM lawyer said.
    I trained and spent my first 10 years PQE at PM in London and overseas. I can confirm that they do not have any form of alumni network.
    Like many others I would not want to work for PM again in any capacity. Thanks but no thanks Chris and David.

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  • So they are basically setting up an expensive Locum service rather than retaining and investing in full time staff. Doesn't sound like a quality service driven way of going about things.

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  • "spinning off" must be one of the least appealing corporatisms I have heard in a long time. Since Pinsents are apparently now just making up words ["Vario, which means variety or difference according to the firm"], perhaps no better is to be expected. They could have considered "Loco" too, that would have made more sense.

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  • Please complete the following phrase:
    "Going loco down in ..........................................................................."

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  • I have worked as a lawyer in the type of "outfit" that PM is proposing and it is no walk in the park - it has its own set of challenges, not least because the lawyer is often embedded in an in-house legal team so has to keep the GC/inhouse lawyers happy and also ensure that PM and its management teams are also happy. Sometimes, it works, other times it just falls flat on its face.

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