Denton's terrible year

O'Connor, Joanne
July 2005
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the management strategy of Howard Morris, chief executive of the law firm Denton Wilde Sapte. It has been six months since Morris rode into the role on a wave of optimism, promising to make the firm's management more transparent, more accountable and more flexible. Already he has removed himself from the partner merit committee, instituted a radical examination of career progression at the firm and instructed competition head Jonathan Tatten to investigate merger opportunities. To its credit, and the credit of former chief executive Virginia Glastonbury, the firm has seen radical changes in the past 18 months. It has abandoned its limping Denton International network, axed Asia, embarked on a wave of redundancies and rejigged its partner capital.


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