DLA Piper slashes 22 staff in Middle East

DLA Piper has cut 9 per cent of its Middle East workforce in a second round of job cuts in the region. A total of 22 people, comprising one partner, eight fee-earners and 13 support staff, have been cut from across the firm’s offices in the region, with Dubai being hit with around a third of the total job losses. A spokesperson confirmed that notice periods varied on a case-by-case basis according to “the contractual situation”. Transactional practice areas including corporate, finance and projects and real estate have been affected most heavily by the cuts.