Dentons makes second wave of redundancies

Howard Morris

Howard Morris

The process targets secretarial and support staff in the firm’s London and Milton Keynes offices and is expected to be completed by mid-November.

Chief executive Howard Morris said: “We’ve looked at activity across the year and it appears we have more people than we need in support functions. Even with us losing a number of jobs now we’d have the capacity to meet increased demand [further down the line].”

Morris confirmed that the firm was ahead of budget and said that no fee-earners would be affected by this review.

Dentons would not disclose details of the compensation packages involved, but it is understood that they are above the statutory minimum.

This comes after the firm laid off 76 people earlier this year across London and Milton Keynes, in which a total of 37 fee-earners lost their jobs with the remainder of the redundancies affecting the secretarial, IT, telecoms and library departments (17 March 2009).