SJ Berwin joins City redundancies trend

SJ Berwin has become the latest in a string of City firms to make redundancies, cutting 16 staff across various departments.

Following a business review conducted by management, the firm has cut eight fee-earners, five secretaries and three other support staff.

The cuts come in various different practice areas and affect fee-earners at all levels.

Other firms to announce redundancies in the past few weeks include Denton Wilde Sapte, which is making up to 70 cuts in its London office, Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna and Harbottle & Lewis.

At the same time, technology media and telecoms partner Peter McInerney and his assistant Aliboo Taylor have left SJ Berwin to join The Simkins Partnership. The pair has joined the firm’s television and film group.