Dickinson redun-dees

What would you like for Christmas? Some people are happy with a pair of socks, knitted by their nan. Others might be more demanding and throw a hissy fit if Santa doesn’t bring them a PS3.

For some lawyers at Dickinson Dees, they’d probably be happy with a job.

Not content with going through a triple whammy of redundancies in 2009-10, the Newcastle-based firm has followed in the footsteps of its favourite football team by sharpening its by now somewhat bloodied knife once again (see story).

This time, those facing Madame La Guillotine come from the ranks of the firm’s banking practice.

They probably thought they’d be safe after 83 of their colleagues got the chop in the last financial year, but apparently Dickie Dees got its sums wrong and needs to take two fee earners out of the banking team.

Now they know how Chris Hughton must feel.