Geffen’s Used Motors

Psst. Want to buy a used car? Get yourself over to Ashurst.

As we reveal today, the firm is not only targeting global domination via push-button sanctioned international mergers but is also branching out into flogging off motors.

The firm’s LLP accounts show that it raised more than £500,000 by selling off company cars during the 2011/12 financial year, enough to buy every partner a sheepskin coat and a box of Havanas. Arthur Daley would be ecstatic.

Elsewhere in this week of layoffs, the chief executive of the firm that topped those particularly sad charts, Eversheds, has told The Lawyer in an exclusive interview that “everything we’ve done has had culture at the heart”.

Bryan Hughes’ comments, in an exclusive video interview with The Lawyer coincided with the news that 166 staff at the firm face the axe.

No doubt that is one part of the firm’s culture Hughes would be more than happy to see change in the future.


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