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23 December 2016
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 A DLA Piper junior associate was struck off for forging court documents, fraudsters ripped off Burges Salmon's website and a trainee was forced to rip up her contract after working unsupervised for two years

Burges Salmon made the orange pages a second time in April when it sent opposing lawyers a picture of a cat. DWF threatened an ex-trainee with court unless he repayed his LPC fees, while a Squire Patton Boggs associate claimed sexism and crazy hours led her to quit her $400k job. The moneyed elites came under fire when Allen & Overy and Freshfields were found offering work experience to the highest bidders in a charity auction. And everyone got a bit sweaty as the Mossack Fonseca motherlode got dumped on the web.




In May, RollOnFriday was tipped off about a young lawyer dumped his girlfriend by pretending to be dead. He was rumbled by her mum who reported him to the SRA.

Freshfields' big pay hikes made for a popular story, as did the news that Slaughter and May's weren't big at all (by December it had had a rethink and announced another round of rises and more holiday).

Meanwhile, a controversial judge took a timely leave of absence after writing a "shocking" letter to barristers implying that he would do them over. And Addleshaw Goddard made an ironic error when it revealed the identities of clients to each other when it tried to promote a data protection event.



Boom! Summer saw Kirkland bringing New York salaries to London, putting its NQS on £125k, while CC left Slaughters further behind with its own, slightly less whopping increases

There was a public image disaster for Baker Small when it provoked outrage and was sacked by clients after it mocked the parents of disabled children on Twitter. A barrister and his real estate lawyer wife faced their own PR nightmare when his lover accused them of anal sex intimidation. And there were controversial sexy times at Taylor Wessing, too, when the Managing Partner offered kisses to his staff from the new COO.

Next: July to September

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anonymous user
10/03/2017 06:35
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How can you have a workhouse which has too little work? There is more than enough work in personal legal services, the problem lies with the disaster that is business legal services. Overpaid, over-hyped and over-rated and yet cosseted by the clueless Board. How many more big name washed up partners or failed mergers will it take before we see an end to the expensive but doomed failure to transform the business? The money is drying up and those who perform are being squeezed daily so as to pay for those who have a track record for failure. The future is anything but bright under a Board which appears to be an improvement on the last one but is still pretty clueless.
anonymous user
10/03/2017 08:37
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BLS at IM is surely the ultimate poisoned chalice for any board. No amount of polishing that turd is going to turn it into a diamond. Best all round if everyone agrees it's time to quit while they are behind and flush the whole thing down the toilet.
anonymous user
10/03/2017 08:38
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No surprise seeing kennedys near the bottom of the pile
anonymous user
10/03/2017 11:31
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The workhouse was Irwin Mitchell and the "too little work" is KWM.
anonymous user
10/03/2017 13:16
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All the moaning (and quite rightly!!) and yet all those lawyers who become partners and have the power to make the culture better and make a difference don't seem to do anything.... Unfortunately the money is still more attractive to most.
anonymous user
11/03/2017 14:46
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Why would anyone choose to work for Kirkland instead of any other American moneylaw firm that pays the same? I suspect they will soon have a mass attrition issue on their hands.
anonymous user
13/03/2017 17:45
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No wonder Charles Russell Speechlys made an appearance towards the bottom of the pile. Since the merger they have hemorrhaged lawyers due to the battling at Partner level for everyone to find their feet. The Private Wealth team has less than halved in size, with significant turnover of those that were there at the point of the merger. It was so bad that they actually handed out bonuses to those that 'survived' the merger by one year. Failure to retain good lawyers, pay a proper wage and the fact that others are noted as 'senior associates' before they had even qualified left a lot of the team seething with resentment and looking at other mid-sized firms across the City.
anonymous user
13/03/2017 21:20
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IM missed the chance to diversify 6 or 7 years ago. It will never get another chance to transform from a PI business.
  

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