Farrers and Olswang confirm redundancies

Farrer & Co and Olswang have both confirmed the results of redundancy consultations begun earlier this year, laying off fewer people than originally feared.

The two firms began redundancy consultations in January. Farrers said it was in talks with 12 staff, including one fee-earner (16 January 2013) while Olswang held a redundancy consultation with six employees in its finance and employment teams (30 January 2013).

This week a spokesperson for Farrers said the firm had made nine people redundant and found alternative employment for the remaining three. The spokesperson would not confirm the roles which were lost, but the consultation affected one fee-earner, two professional support lawyers, three secretaries and six business services staff.

Meanwhile Olswang confirmed it had made three mid to senior-level associates redundant from its finance and employment teams.

Both consultations completed in March.

This week Berwin Leighton Paisner (14 May 2013) and Osborne Clarke (15 May 2013) have entered into redundancy consultations with lawyers and support staff, while DWF has confirmed that it is consulting with employees in its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices as part of a wider restructuring programme (14 May 2013).

For updates on law firms’ redundancy programmes, see our Cuts and Redundancies round-up page.