The negativity and cynicism of law firm management never ceases to amaze me.

They want high performing partners and raise the bar ever higher and on the other hand they try to emasculate them by breaking relationships they have with clients and then imprison them to stop them leaving and taking with them the clients that the firm has already tried to surgically remove from them.

If Addleshaws partners have cajones they will (politely of course) tell management where to stick it.

You cannot and should not run firms on a platform of negativity and fear. Regimes of fear always fall in the end but at great cost to all involved.