The Slaughters flatliners By Lucy Burton 12 August 2013 00:00 17 December 2015 11:35 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 13 August 2013 at 21:29 ‘”Changing partnership numbers are mainly down to demographics,” says practice partner Paul Olney. “From the late ’80s to the early ’90s we had a strong growth in partner numbers and many of those are now reaching an age when retirement is an option.”‘ Sorry, Slaughters associates spending the best years of your lives racking up the chargeable hours – I’m afraid you won’t ever get to be partners. It’s just demographics, not greed on our part. When a partner retires, we could make up someone else to replace him or her but unfortunately demographics prevent us from doing this. Signed, P. Olney P.S. Thanks for putting in the hours to enrich my fellow partners and me. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.