ELLIOTT & Company has made its first marketing manager redundant less than a year after he was appointed to help consolidate strengths and develop new markets for the firm.
Mike Cousen, due to leave the Manchester-based firm imminently, says he is not going voluntarily.
Neither he, nor senior partner Katherine Mellor, will comment on the reasons for his departure.
A marketing professional at a rival firm says Cousen is highly regarded in Manchester and believes he has been forced out through no fault of his own.
“He was a good operator and he will be a loss to the firm.”
Mellor stresses there are no plans to follow his departure with more redundancies though she says a handful of recently vacated assistant solicitor posts have been left unfilled.
Cousen moved to Elliott & Company from KPGM Peat Marwick early last year.