Cuts and Redundancies
Hill Dickinson has placed 39 roles within its counter fraud group at risk of redundancy, with the positions now subject to a 30-day consultation period that began yesterday (21 July).
DAC Beachcroft has put 65 jobs across the UK and Scotland into consultation that launched on 30 May and will vacate its Fountain Street office in Manchester as a result.
DWF has told its Liverpool-based motor fraud team that a forthcoming restructure will involve placing several fee-earner and secretarial staff into a consultation that could result in the loss of up to 37 jobs.
Manchester-based Linder Myers is understood to have put up to 50 jobs under a redundancy consultation on recommendation from Assure Law, which rescued the firm from administration earlier this year.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has made 15 secretaries redundant, in preparation for its move into its new office near London Bridge.
On the Move
Move of the week
DLA Piper has added two partners and two associates from RPC to its real estate practice, including head of non-contentious construction and projects Stephen Malley.
Move of the week Angus Finnegan
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
TV company FremantleMedia has hired BBC Worldwide director of business and legal affairs, Robin Chalmers, as replacement for retiring general counsel Sarah Tingay.
Education and Training
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.
Kaplan ditching its BPTC shows why a rethink is needed to maintain quality
Brown Rudnick has pulled offers from half of the associates set to join the firm in the autumn, a move that comes weeks after it announced plans to bolster its London IP team.
Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer.
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