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Taylor Wessing, the newly merged firm of Taylor Joynson Garrett and German firm Wessing, has laid off 13 assistants and a number of secretaries
As previously revealed on www.thelawyer.com/news on 12 September, the firm is blaming the redundancies on the current economic slowdown and said the move has nothing to do with the merger, which went live on 1 September. The 13 assistants being laid off are from Taylor Wessing's UK corporate and IT departments. They are being axed along with a "related number of secretaries", according to a statement released by the firm. It added: "Following a review of all areas of its business, Taylor Wessing has begun a process that is expected to result in a number of redundancies. Although most areas of the firm are unaffected, the firm does expect to lose approximately 13 fee-earners in its corporate department and IT group, with a related number of secretaries.