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Pinsents to cut 40 support jobs to eradicate post-merger duplication

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  • "The firm said that it has been forced to make cuts because..."

    ... they were a key feature of the merger's cost saving synergies and point no.6 in the powerpoint presentation given to the partners to convince them to support the merger?

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  • Clearly a big thank you from the merged firm to all the support staff from both McGrigors and Pinsent Masons who worked tirelessly to make the merger happen.

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  • To be fair, is anybody surprised? There had to be some financial incentive for the merger to be worthwhile after all - why would two law firms merge other than to share overheads, which sadly includes support staff, who surely must have seen the writing on the wall well in advance.
    That aside, it remains that this merger was just a fundamentally bad idea. The eventual financial gain after the dust has finally settled will be minimal and 100% not worth the hassle / associated costs and disruption to the working environments.

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  • There is clearly NO "strong" ETO message in the transcripted notes from the official message, they opted for the operational route of the TUPE regs, but this is clearly as grey as dusk, they may end up with some nasty some unfair dismissal cases if they do not act within these rules and of course reasonably to thier loyal staff, whos as stated above were the ones that made a smooth transition happen in the first place!

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