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Mayer Brown has confirmed that it has begun a redundancy consultation in London among its support staff, four months after announcing separate plans to cut lawyers and staff from the City.
A statement provided by Mayer Brown said that less than 20 staff were being consulted about cuts, which were the result of the firm looking to improve efficiency.
A spokesperson for the firm said: “Responding to client needs for greater value in the delivery of legal services, Mayer Brown continually examines all aspects of its operations to seek ways to improve efficiency and productivity. In our London office, this examination has led to the difficult decision to undertake redundancy consultations involving fewer than 20 staff positions. No fee earner positions are involved. All those potentially affected have been notified.”
In May, Mayer Brown announced that it was planning to cut some 20 lawyers and staff from its London office (4 May 2012). A spokesperson today said the May redundancy process saw the departure of 16 people. The redundancy round announced today is a separate process.