Uncertainty for Harris Cartier trainees as buyer stays tight-lipped on job prospects

Trainees at Harris Cartier, the London litigation and corporate boutique which filed for administration on 14 October after being unable to pay its professional indemnity cover on 1 October, face an uncertain future today.

The firm has been purchased by two firms, Mayfair’s Gordon Dadds and personal injury specialists Neil Hudgell.

Gordon Dadds managing partner Adrian Biles told Lawyer 2B that the firm had taken on one of the three former Harris Cartier trainees in addition to the eight solicitors it had recruited.

Neil Hudgell Solicitors managing partner Neil Hudgell commented that the firm would ask former staff to submit their CVs.

He said: “We will be interviewing staff for prospective jobs. The staff were laid off by the administrator and we will be opening an office shortly. We will be expecting to interview a number of [Harris Cartier] staff with a view to offering them new terms. I have already invited members of staff to submit their CVs for consideration.”