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Simmons continues partner raid on BLP

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  • Can't they just grow their own talent organically?

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  • That's a slightly odd thing to say given that every firm lateral hires. It's also like suggesting that there's something wrong with Premiership football teams not fielding a first team made up entirely from the product of their youth teams. There's room for both types of development / acquisition of talent.

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  • I love that the term 'talent' has been so widely adopted for humdrum administrative jobs.
    And, yes, I am a member of the humdrum administrator class, but I don't see myself or my colleagues as 'the talent'.

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  • Perhaps the difference between those that are considered "talented" and those that are not could have something to do with whether they perceive their career as a "humdrum administrative job"
    Such a negative stance is probably more suited to the back
    room boys as opposed to the lateral hire fee earners.

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  • Semantics. Talent or humdrum administrators, my question was why this firm is making so many lateral hires instead of promoting internally.

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  • @ Anonymous

    Of course people who are keener on a particular career are more likely to progress.

    However, City law firm partners are not perceived as "talented" by anyone except possibly themselves. "Effective," perhaps, or "efficient," but "talented" is simply the wrong word.

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  • Not sure you can call this a 'raid'!
    Also, everyone knows the talent, the real talent, goes to the Bar, Bench, Government or to high end recruitment!

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  • But a West Brom hiring bunch of players from a Wigan would still be a West Brom? I have to say I'm not excited about this move.

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