A growing number of U.K. firms are either holding back or reducing partner profit distributions as a result of the recession. Pinsent Masons and DLA Piper have both withheld profit distributions in recent months. Pinsent has withheld its last two quarterly profit distributions, with the firm attributing the "profits distribution holiday" to a series of management responses to the recession. DLA held back its August distribution firmwide and has yet to decide on its next payment, due in November.
Major U.K. Firms Cut Back Profit Payouts Amid Tough Markets
October 23, 2009