Mayer Brown in redundancy talks with 11 London lawyers

<a class=Mayer Brown in redundancy talks with 11 London lawyers” />Mayer Brown has launched a redundancy consultation for 11 lawyers working in its London office.

The move is part of a global cost-cutting drive which has seen 33 lawyers axed in the US.

The firm is also reviewing the jobs of a number of support staff in the City, although it refused to say how many.

The firm would not comment on whether any partners were included in the London consultation.

A statement released by the London office said Mayer Brown had been hit by the slowdown in economic activity, adding: “In addition to lawyers who have left in the normal course of business, we have advised 11 lawyers and some support and administrative staff in our London office that they are at risk of redundancy.

“Those affected by this decision are good lawyers and staff who have made valuable contributions to the firm. Any individuals who leave as a result of this process will be given appropriate support and assistance.”

Other US firms to announce cuts this week include Squire Sanders & Dempsey, which has laid off 30 associates and paralegals.

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