Howard Kennedy in talks to cut 40 jobs

West End firm Howard Kennedy has launched a second round of redundancy talks, with 40 jobs potentially at risk.

In a statement the firm said: “Areas where savings may be made have been identified in order to realign our capacity levels within client requirements.

“No final decisions have yet been taken and we’re embarking on a redundancy consultation exercise.

“We very much regret having to take this step and will, of course, be offering support and guidance to all staff concerned throughout this process.”

Howard Kennedy was among the first firms to  make redundancies, when it put 50 jobs at risk last June, eventually cutting 46 (23 June).

A few months later the firm merged with three-partner personal injury boutique Douglas-Mann (1 September) then merged with DMA Legal in November (3 November).