Cuts and redundancies


Linklaters begins UK redundancy round

Linklaters has launched a voluntary redundancy programme for all of its London secretaries and PAs. A total of 225 legal secretaries and business team PAs have been given the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy. Linklaters confirmed that there are no target for the number of employee cuts and no compulsory redundancies. In a statement, the […]


MoFo concludes London redundancy consultation

Morrison & Foerster has completed a redundancy process in its London office, after cutting its US business services workforce by 4 per cent in the last few weeks. The firm has cut four roles in its City outpost, mostly pertaining to support staff. A total of 34 roles were lost in the US. A spokesperson […]

Hogan Lovells completes UK redundancy round

Over 30 staff members from Hogan Lovells’ business services and secretarial function have left the firm in the UK, after a voluntary redundancy programme. The firm carried out the process last year as part of a wider streamlining of its business services. The restructuring affected both the UK and the Americas, with 4 per cent […]

MoFo commences UK redundancy process

Morrison & Foerster is undertaking a redundancy consultation, in which it expects to cut 4 per cent of its US staff along with a number of roles in the UK. The US firm said that 38 non-lawyer roles are affected by the review in the US and the UK. Of those affected, it added that […]


Dentons launches consultation process with 87 roles at risk

Dentons has announced that up to 87 roles are to be reviewed, as the firm looks to implement a new operating model across its secretarial and business services workforce. A total of 49 secretarial staff and 38 employees in business services could be affected. A number of roles will instead be redeployed or added outside of […]

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Pinsents ends redundancy consultation with 24 jobs cut

A total of 24 non-fee-earners have left Pinsent Masons after the firm concluded its redundancy consultation. Pinsents confirmed to The Lawyer back in December last year that up to 30 roles were facing the axe due to Covid-19. This latest development also means that the firm no longer has any employees on the UK Government’s […]

Addleshaws cuts 19 roles in real estate

Addleshaw Goddard has concluded its redundancy consultation, with 19 jobs lost in its real estate practice. The firm embarked on a redundancy consultation in September with Brexit and Covid-19 putting an end to any plan of filling spare capacity in its real estate team. A total of 22 roles were originally at risk, with three […]

Shoosmiths cuts 43 roles after redundancy process

Shoosmiths has concluded its redundancy consultation, with 43 roles made redundant. The firm embarked on a redundancy consultation in October which it said was as a result of “identifying more efficient ways of working during the coronavirus pandemic.” In total 52.5 roles were at risk and Shoosmiths confirmed today that 43 have been cut. When […]

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Pinsents set to axe up to 30 roles in redundancy round

Pinsent Masons is the latest top 50 firm to enter a redundancy consultation in response to the Covid-19 crisis, with between 20 to 30 roles set to be affected. It was back in April that The Lawyer revealed Pinsents was one of the first UK firms to place staff on furlough, with a total of […]

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DWF wraps fourth redundancy consultation in months

DWF has cut around 40 roles as part of a redundancy round affecting the firm’s secretarial and support workforce. Just months after wrapping a consultation in business services that resulted in the loss of about 10 roles, the listed firm has now concluded another review across its secretarial and administrative base. The firm declined to comment […]

Clydes launches redundancy consultation

Clyde & Co has commenced two separate redundancy consultations, as part of ongoing changes at the firm. The firm is planning on cutting secretarial roles, as well as staff from across nine teams. The potential job losses to the secretarial teams were pre-planned and non-Covid related, the firm said, and as part of plans to […]