Outplacement is the word of the month this chilly October. Lawyers have come to expect that if they are made redundant, their firms to find them new jobs.
But a shiny new job is still not a 100 per cent certainty for everyone.
Memery Crystal has laid off two fee earners in its corporate department following a round of redundancies, as well as two full-time positions in its information and know-how department and three support staff, one of whom was working part-time.
When questioned on whether Memery Crystal had an outplacement scheme for the four staff made redundant this week, managing partner Harvey Rands said: “I think a few have found new jobs.”
Outplacement might be the word of the month, but not everybody is using it.