News Corporate Law firms SJ Berwin defections continue as Taylor Wessing hires corporate partner By Margaret Taylor 8 December 2010 17:37 17 December 2015 15:40 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 8 December 2010 at 19:00 Are SJB actually screwed? Nothing but bad news about them in the news at the moment, and I’m hearing more and more wanting to jump ship from my mates. Reply Link Panic buyer 9 December 2010 at 13:27 I better pick up a SJB partner while there’s still some left! Reply Link Anonymous 9 December 2010 at 15:10 Anyone remember Heller Ehrman? The death spiral continues . . . eventually an important group will break off, and that will be it. Reply Link Rhubarb & Custard 9 December 2010 at 16:21 This is hardly a mass exodus for a firm that size. Sounds like recruiters and headhunters trying to stir up some lateral action before Xmas to make sure they get their bonuses….tsk, tsk…..how you headhunters play… Reply Link sjber 9 December 2010 at 17:18 The writing was on the wall when all the important funds partners left for K&E. Reply Link Collaterly Sisters 9 December 2010 at 18:31 Rhubarb & Custard – yes that may well be the case. Alternatively, SJ Berwin is a desperately unhappy firm in which the majority of the partnership want to leave. If I had to put money on what scenario is more realistic I’d go for the latter. Reply Link Anonymous 10 December 2010 at 10:35 I suppose the 9% turnover rise and significant increase in profit margins is also bad news? As for the comment on the fund partners; get with the latest that is terribly old news and not at all in keeping with the department’s excellent performance. Reply Link Anonymous 10 December 2010 at 11:17 Meltdown? Not yet. Profound crisis. Undoubtedly. Reply Link Anonymous 10 December 2010 at 12:09 Well you’re bound to get a profit margin increase if you lay off so many staff: the real impact of the partner departures hasn’t yet been felt. The turnover increase is easy, after they dropped so much last time. I see they’re voting on restructuring the governance system in a way that will apparently bring more new faces into it: how will this do for stability?! The total lack of communication and eventual failure of the Proskauer Rose merger were among the main reasons for one or two partners leaving, that I know for sure. Reply Link sjber 10 December 2010 at 12:14 I am “getting with the latest”: disastrous failed merger and continued partner exits. Reply Link Anonymous 10 December 2010 at 14:06 It is so easy to tell when people don’t actually work at SJ Berwin. Easy because their facts are wrong. Instead their main source of information comes from the rumours they read about in Legalweek.com etc. Reply Link Anonymous 10 December 2010 at 15:36 they should merge with BLG. Looks like they have the same spin doctor already. Reply Link Anonymous 10 December 2010 at 16:10 It is really easy to tell when people don’t work at SJ Berwin: they’re happy, profitable and aren’t so concerned about their job prospects that they have to go on the internet to defend their firm. Reply Link Anonymous 11 December 2010 at 12:22 It is really easy to tell when people don’t work at SJ Berwin: they’re happy, profitable and aren’t so concerned about their job prospects that they have to go on the internet to defend their firm…. …but feel the need to go on the internet to hate on other firms… A real happy bunch we are Reply Link Anonymous 12 December 2010 at 14:07 It is really easy to tell when people don’t work at SJ Berwin: they’re happy, profitable and aren’t so concerned about their job prospects that they have to go on the internet to defend their firm…. …but we love going on the internet to bad mouth berwins. Such a happy bunch we are! Reply Link Anonymous 13 December 2010 at 20:12 I like SJ Berwin – does that make me odd ? Reply Link PtL 15 December 2010 at 17:01 A SJ Berwin partner defects to Taylor Wessing. If you had suggested that a few years ago, you would have been thought bonkers….unless she had to leave of course. Reply Link lawyer 16 December 2010 at 15:06 Tandeep didn’t “defect” – she was pushed from SJB Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.