News Real Estate and Infrastructure UK Careers Halliwells to cut up to 40 property staff By The Lawyer 24 September 2008 12:03 13 December 2015 22:21 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 24 September 2008 at 15:33 Redundancies More bad news. In 18 months’ or so time there will be a clamour for Commercial Property lawyers and a dearth of available talent. The Legal Profession (especially larger commercial firms) has lagged behind just about every other walk of life which has recognised that fluctuating levels of work call for flexible work forces and that contract/temporary workers can help meet varying demand. One can only hope that when demand does pick up again, the firms recognise that this method of employemnt can be in the best interest of both firms and workforce. Sure beats redundancy, anyway. Reply Link Anonymous 29 September 2008 at 08:53 No I disagree. Temporary workers are not protected. Once a downturn comes along and they are not needed, they’ll be shipped off quick as a flash. At least the redundancy procedure gives a degree of statutory protection. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.