CMS reviews real estate jobs

CMS Cameron McKenna is drawing up plans to send lawyers in recession-hit practice groups to its offices in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).


<a class=CMS reviews real estate jobs” />CMS Cameron McKenna is reviewing corporate jobs and drawing up plans to send lawyers in recession-hit practice groups to its offices in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Five corporate lawyers have already been sent east and seven associates in the London real estate group are under review.

Managing partner Duncan Weston said: “We have got a general policy, which we adopted when I took over, of relocating our lawyers around the practice.
“We are looking at areas that are not busy and shifting our resources.”

The seven real estate lawyers could still be made redundant if they decide not to take up the Eastern European posts.

Real estate head Edward Benzecry said: “I am confident that undertaking this process will stand us in good stead over the coming months which are likely to see continuing challenges for the UK real estate market.”

Six out of eight paralegals in the Cameron’s Bristol plot sales practice have also been made redundant and were offered in-house jobs at builder Taylor Wimpey.

They had been deployed in Bristol to work with the company, a major client, before the property slump saw conveyancing work dry up. The remaining two paralegals have retained their jobs at Camerons.