<a class=White & Case to cut up to 95 jobs in London” />White & Case is expecting to cut between 80 and 95 legal and support staff jobs in London as part of a firmwide round of lay offs that will see 400 people lose their jobs.

As reported by TheLawyer.com yesterday, the US firm has announced that up to 200 legal and 200 administrative staff from offices throughout its international network are at risk of losing their jobs (9 March).

The London office has embarked on a redundancy consultation that is expected to last for approximately 30 days.

The firm’s London head Oliver Brettle said: “You just have to look at the economy. I don’t think anyone would have expected conditions to change so dramatically in the last few months. We need to adapt the business to fit client demand and the shape of the economy in the future.”

This is the second round of layoffs at White & case after the US firm culled 70 associates primarily from its US network in November (17 November ).

White & Case closed a number of offices late last year. In November The Lawyer reported that the firm had pulled out of Thailand, closing its Bangkok office less than a month after shutting in Dresden and Milan (13 November).