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SJ Berwin bolsters depleted funds team with four partner promotions

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  • So SJB have handed the future of their flagship department to a lawyer qualified in 2006. Interesting

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  • You'll never win anything with kids...

    ...but can you run a funds team with them?

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  • Having worked with Ed Hall on a few US funds, he really is the new talent SJB need to drive the practice. Congratulations!

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  • They seem to have trained a lot of the quality funds lawyers around, so it's not surprising they promote internally.

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  • I guess desperate times call for desperate measures, but this is a joke.

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  • Shawn D'Aguiar has the biggest following and has a great future ahead of him.
    Well done Shawn!

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  • Fantastic news - Having worked with Ed and Shawn I can safely say that they are great lawyers and will almost definitely be a success.

    Congratulations!

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  • Have SJB attempted to flood this page with supportive comments in an attempt to cover up the fact that they have just promoted a bunch of 4/5 year pqe lawyers to partnership?
    However good they may be, and I'm sure they are good, there was a reason they were not partners last week, and a reason why they would not (in normal circumstances) have been made partners in May 2012.
    Let's hope for SJB's sake that giving the children a partner badge each for them to play with and show their friends in the playground will be enough to fool the clients that they retain a significant London funds practice.

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  • Shawn will be a fantastic addition to the partnership - an excellent choice by the partners of SJ Berwin! Incredibly well-deserved and about time!

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  • Dear Anonymous @4:09
    They are not 'a bunch of 4/5 year qualifieds'. I'm not sure what the modern treatment for jaundice is, but I'd suggest you hop off somewhere with a big bag of it.

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  • DON'T PANIC MR MANNERING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, you just did.....

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  • If SJ Berwin had put as much effort into running their firm properly (and treating their staff decently) over the past decade, as they are doing into flooding this discussion board with comments then perhaps the firm would not be in existential crisis.

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  • Cindy Valentine – Qualified May 2009
    Shawn D’Aguiar – Qualified in December 2007
    Ed Hall – Qualified September 2006
    Laura Charkin – Qualified September 2002

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  • But Stephen, you must remember, its far harder to run a firm properly AND treat staff decently than to just flood a page with comments.

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  • There's a reason the firm has become know as SJ Blagwin...
    It must have the most hyperactive PR department in the City.

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  • grown adults with so much animosity, such a sad sight.

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  • Cindy and Shawn qualified in other jurisdictions and spent time practising there and at SJB before qualifying in the UK, so they're not as junior as the Law Society website might suggest. So many haters out there!

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  • I think a few people are a little bit bitter and jealous, all those long hours in the office, no life, 10yrs pqe + and still not a partner! Ma ha!

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  • PR is now the only thing which SJ Berwin excels at. The firm wont exist in 10 years' time, it is falling apart at increasing speed before our eyes. This was actually their marquee practice and it is now a laughing stock.

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  • As a senior funds lawyer myself, qualified in both the US and the UK, I can without hesitation confirm that these four are probably the brightest, most talented team that exists either side of the Atlantic.
    SJB will undoubtedly be the firm of choice for all funds business for the foreseeable future, and any negative comments here are quite clearly from the `little people' at other firms that are running scared.

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