Cuts and redundancies

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Manchester firm cuts pay to “preserve cashflow”

UK200 firm Kuits has told its employees to expect a pay cut as it looks to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Lawyer can reveal. Coming as part of a broader plan made up of several measures to conserve the firm’s long-term financial future, Kuits’ cut in wages will apply to all members of […]

Redundancies expected as BCLP reviews support function

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is to cut roles from within its document production team in London, after deciding to outsource work to an external provider. The Lawyer understands that the team is made up of nearly 30 employees who were informed of the process in the last few weeks. It is understood the roles will […]

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Taylor Wessing cuts 28 roles after Liverpool consultation

Taylor Wessing has confirmed that 28 positions will be cut following the opening of a new base in Liverpool, over a year since launching a consultation process in business services. The 28 figure is slightly less than the 34 that was initially projected. In a statement the firm said it is “pleased to report it […]

Leeds Town Hall

DAC Beachcroft to axe roles in UK real estate

DAC Beachcroft has launched a redundancy consultation in its London and Leeds real estate teams, with ten roles at risk. The Lawyer understands the consultation will run for four weeks, with 10 roles at risk at associate and legal director level. This will consist of four roles in DAC’s London-based commercial investment and development (CID) […]

Bakers puts 97 roles under the spotlight in business services review

Baker McKenzie has identified 97 of its London professional and business services (PBS) staff as at risk, as part of an ongoing three-year global reorganisation plan of its PBS functions. The firm has confirmed that 33 people currently hold roles that are at risk of being made redundant. Another 18 people have already resigned their […]

Ashurst

Ashurst continues support service squeeze with further job cuts

Ashurst has continued to slim down its support function, cutting more back office roles following a redundancy consultation last year which saw 54 secretarial roles axed. It is understood that five to ten London-based back office finance staff have been affected. Their roles are to be undertaken by a secretarial pool in London (what the […]

Liverpool

Taylor Wessing kickstarts consultation for business services staff

Over 30 business services roles could be at risk at Taylor Wessing, after the firm outlined plans to shift work from the City to its new Liverpool base. The firm will enter a collective consultation on February 5, which is expected to last for 30 days. This follows a review of the business services functions last autumn […]

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Legal cutbacks expected in Jaguar Land Rover’s company-wide purge

Legal employees at Jaguar Land Rover face uncertainty at the company after it announced it was embarking on a programme to slash 4,500 jobs worldwide. The job cuts across the vehicle manufacturer, which are part of its £2.5bn plan to reverse losses, will begin with a voluntary redundancy programme in the UK. The bulk of the cull will […]

Aldgate

Redundancy consultation set to begin at Ince Gordon Dadds

Ince Gordon Dadds’ tie-up is off to a tentative start, with the newly-merged firm understood to be starting a redundancy consultation among its staff. Commencing next week, and three months after the £110m merger was agreed, Ince Gordon Dadds will embark on a redundancy process which The Lawyer understands will largely affect support staff on both the […]

Ashurst

Ashurst concludes redundancy consultation with 54 roles lost

Ashurst has cut 54 secretarial roles in its London office, after the firm decided to scrap the position of executive assistants (EAs) in favour of a new role called “practice executive”. The firm revealed in May that 80 roles were at risk as part of the shift, with practice executives set to cover a broader line […]

London

Ince cuts 32 roles in London in latest redundancy consultation

Ince & Co‘s redundancy consultation has resulted in the departure of 32 people and a search to sub-let 22 per cent of the firm’s floor space in its London headquarters. Of those 32, 25 business services staff have now left the firm along with a further seven fee-earners, including one junior salaried partner. There are […]

RPC to make construction redundancies after loss of Carillion work

RPC has entered a redundancy consultation in its contentious construction and projects practices, as a direct result of the defunct contractor Carillion’s liquidation earlier this year. The cuts are only thought to affect a small number of lawyers and staff at the firm, but marks the first made by a law firm owing to Carillion’s […]

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