Maclay Murray & Spens’ firmwide shake-up leaves twelve redundant

Scots giant Maclay Murray & Spens is making 12 redundancies across its Glasgow, Edinburgh and London offices. The move follows a firmwide review of departmental resources.

The redundancies will be made up of fee-earners and support staff from the three offices.

In a related move, Maclays has also relocated a small number of staff out of the firm’s corporate, intellectual property and technology departments, to other areas of the firm, including banking and regulatory.

In a statement, Maclays’ chief executive Magnus Swanson said: “Over the past 12 months we’ve carefully reviewed our business to ensure that we have resources in place to continue to deliver service in the areas of business delivering the strongest growth. This has meant that in a number of areas it has also been necessary to announce redundancies where staff relocation has not been possible.”

He added: “We’re actively assisting a small number of solicitors and support staff to find alternative employment. As part of this programme, Maclays has put in place a comprehensive outplacement and enhanced redundancy package.”