No global merger ever comes together without a few hiccups. The hard work – or integration as it is known – can only start when the lawyers are officially brought together under a united brand.
With the rush of merger activity the legal sector has seen in recent years it was inevitable that there would be some post-merger fallouts.
It isn’t alone. In Australia DLA Piper has seen two regional practice heads exit for Gilbert + Tobin and a 23-lawyer insurance team moved to domestic firm HWL Ebsworth in Sydney.
Ashurst’s management shakeup post-Blake Dawson merger led to Stephen Lloyd rushing for the doors, while Norton Rose Fulbright suffered its own mini-crisis in the Middle East after being raided by Baker Botts.
Merger mayhem indeed.
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- Walker Morris is the latest firm to announce post-Jackson redundancies with the firm closing its personal injury practice
- Wilberforce Chambers has replaced longstanding senior clerk Declan Redmond with XXIV Old Buildings practice director Nick Luckman
- And following RPC’s decision to switch to merit-based pay for newly qualified lawyers, we ask what is the best way to remunerate those starting out in the law?