The total number of legal jobs under threat in The Lawyer’s UK 200 is 2,071 following the news that Macfarlanes has launched a redundancy consultation with 14 members of staff.
Seven of these are real estate lawyers; the other seven are corporate and real estate secretaries. Meanwhile, redundancy consultations have finished at Bircham Dyson Bell, Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW), Halliwells and Wedlake Bell.
A total of 31 support staff at FFW have lost their jobs after the firm completed its second consultation, and seven of the 10 banking fee-earners in consultation at Halliwells have left the Manchester firm, while 16 of the 17 jobs under review at property firm Wedlake have been axed.
This takes the total number of staff made redundant at these firms to 42, 45 and 16 respectively. For up-to-the-minute data, news and commentary on legal jobs, go to www.thelawyer.com/job-watch.html.