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CITY VIEWS: HAVE YOU SEEN MANY STAFF GO SELF-EMPLOYED IN THE RECESSION?

<strong>MARK PRATT </strong>BERWIN LEIGHTON<br />&ldquo;I already know a number of people who have been made redundant from large companies and set themselves up as self-employed. I think sometimes people will take the plunge because they want to, but often it will be needs must.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>STEPHEN AYME </strong> NATIXIS<br />&ldquo;Yes, I&rsquo;ve seen it happening. I think if people can provide cost-effective solutions by working independently then there will be a place for them. The problem now is very high cost structures, but these people can provide the flexibility needed.&rdquo; <br /><br /><strong>NICK HEYNES </strong>BARLOW LYDE &amp; GILBERT<br />&ldquo;No I haven't personally seen people do this in the legal field. When it comes to being self-employed, I think it depends what business you are in. Although, it might be possible for&nbsp;established names who know their clients well to set up on their own.&rdquo;