Eversheds cuts 116 roles following consultation

Eversheds has cut 116 roles at the end of its latest redundancy consultation, which saw 166 lawyers and non-lawyers put on notice in January.

The firm put 166 jobs into consultations across Eversheds’ UK and Asia offices, with sources suggesting the firm’s Copenhagen office was set to disappear altogether (24 January 2013).

At the time 82 lawyers and 84 non-lawyers were confirmed to be at risk of losing their jobs but today the firm was unable to confirm the final number of redundancies on either side.

Between 2008 and 2009, the firm cut 735 jobs over four redundancy rounds, offering departing employees only the statutory minimum redundancy package.

A spokesperson said: “We have been able to redeploy a number of our people into other parts of the business. Where redeployment was not possible, significant outplacement support was offered to all affected.”

Eversheds’ announcement is the latest after a raft of consultations. Clyde & Co said eight non-lawyers had been made redundant at the firm since March (23 May 2013). At Bevan Brittan three lawyers and six support staff were made redundant (23 May 2013), while at Trowers & Hamlins seven position have been cut following a review (22 May 2013).

Last week Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced plans to make redundancies affecting nearly 100 lawyers and staff at the firm (13 May 2013).