"DLA's partners are not worth more than mine, sir!"
The head of a UK law firm unilaterally bumped up his firm's hourly rates after playing golf with a lawyer from a rival firm, it is claimed.
'Bosso', whom RollOnFriday is not identifying, returned to the office after playing a round with a DLA Piper partner.
Having become convinced on the green that his firm's prices were too low, Bosso announced to staff "without any consultation" that the partners' hourly rates would be increasing to £450 per hour, said a source. They were under £350 in the summer, said the insider.
Meanwhile, the newly-expensive partners have been approached by a former colleague who is suing the firm over another of Bosso's unilateral pronouncements, said a source.
The aggrieved ex-partner is assembling a case for unlawful deduction of wages after Bosso informed staff last year that they would all be taking a Covid-related pay cut.
The partner suing the firm "has asked all existing team leaders to confirm there was no consultation before the pay cut", said a source.
A second ex-partner also sued over the enforced cut and for constructive dismissal, but recently reached a settlement with the firm, said the source, adding that "Morale is awful". Fore!
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