Clydes begins consultation with 10 support staff

Clyde & Co has become the latest firm to announce a redundancy consultation in 2013, with fewer than 10 support staff jobs at risk.

Clydes building

The firm has put a number of support staff, understood to be fewer than 10, into redundancy consultation. Clydes has been reviewing its business services teams since its merger with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in November 2011 (8 August 2011). The firm said it is hopeful that that all staff in consultation will be able to move to other parts of the business.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the firm said: “We’ve had the opportunity to review business services departments following the merger to ensure alignment with the business.

“We’ve made and are making a number of changes and would hope these can be achieved without redundancies. We’ve no plans for a collective consultation and continue to look for talent in law firm management, particularly around our growth internationally.”

Earlier this month, Allen & Overy announced that it was shifting support staff roles from its European and US offices to its support services centre in Belfast (24 January 2013).

Meanwhile, DLA Piper confirmed that its Glasgow office will shut and its defendant insurance practices will spin off to different firms following a collective consultation (24 January 2013).

Eversheds also announced this month that 166 jobs were at risk in a redundancy consultation that seeks to align the business to its new strategy (24 January 2013).