It’s been a torrid week for UK firms, and now close to 500 staff at Cobbetts, including around 250 lawyers, will be facing redundancy.
And Clyde & Co has put a small number of support staff – understood to be fewer than 10 – in redundancy consultation following a review after its merger with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert.
Maybe some of the unfortunate employees will take a look at Keystone Law, whose founder James Knight has just about caught his breath after a rant on the “epidemic” levels of “frustration” felt by lawyers in big firms because of the way they are administrated.
And with news of the latest law firm to crash, the nationwide redundancy list grows and grows.
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