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Winning combinations

7 February 2011

If something seems odd then it probably is. In the five years I’ve now been working at Weightmans they have informed staff of associate and partner promotions at around the same time. This year there was a delay between the two emailed announcements, which led to choruses of ‘I told you something was up’ when it was announced, a few weeks back, that the firm is in merger talks.

The new partners email did follow pretty swiftly, advising that there are five more members of that exclusive club. I hope that they had all cracked open the bubbles before reading a rather cruel article doing the rounds which asked whether they would have the shortest-lived partnerships on record as a result of merger fallout. I have rather more faith that such matters would have been tabled and discussed at great length before their names were made public, and indeed perhaps such consideration accounts for the delayed news.

So, here we go again, I have faced and embraced such big changes...

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