Cuts and Redundancies
Parabis has decided to close its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation, with 41 staff affected.
Hill Dickinson has cut 40 roles and made two redeployments to other parts of the firm following a 30-day consultation that kicked off on 21 July.
DAC Beachcroft cut a total of 62 jobs across the business last month following a redundancy consultation that kicked off in May.
Ashurst plans to cut its out-of-hours support staff base by half, in a move intended to improve efficiency.
Parabis has begun a consultation affecting some 41 staff over the future of its Bristol and Colchester offices.
On the Move
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Simmons & Simmons has expanded its financial markets practice in the UK with the appointment of Simon Thrower, who joined the firm as a partner
The AA has hired Domino’s Pizza general counsel Mark Millar as its first general counsel, months after the motoring association became a listed company.
Eversheds has hired corporate finance partner Alison Starr from Pinsent Masons
Taylor Wessing has hired two private client partners. Elaine Dobson (above) will join as head of residential property from Bircham Dyson Bell
Education and Training
US firms indulge in London hiring binge, but Mayer Brown bucks the trend
Clifford Chance becomes the latest firm to drop ULaw for BPP as its LPC provider
Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates
Ashurst has broken its two-year pay freeze for London-based trainees and newly-qualified lawyers, upping its junior pay bands by up to 3.3 per cent.
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