Baker & McKenzie's
The month-long review, which will kick off on March 31, is expected to see between 20 and 30 legal jobs cut, around half of which will be in corporate. Trainees will not be affected.
In addition, the firm's support staff headcount will be reduced by 20 to 25, while 20 to 30 secretarial jobs will be cut.
The reduction in headcount comes on top of January's announcement that the U.S. firm's
Announcing the latest cuts in an e-mail to all staff, office managing partner Gary Senior warned that employees should expect salaries to be frozen for the next financial year. The firm also said that it does not anticipate paying an all-staff bonus this year.
Senior said in the e-mail: "During this process, we will be consulting with elected employee representatives. We want to hear what employee representatives have to say, and we will consult with them about relevant issues, including ways of avoiding redundancies and reducing the number of redundancies."
He added: "I want to assure you that we will continue to look at, and discuss with employee representatives, ways of retaining as many people as possible, including reducing working hours, and offering sabbaticals and unpaid leave."
The move comes amid growing numbers of job cuts across the U.K. Earlier this week White & Case said that between 80 and 95 London support staff and lawyers would be laid off in the firm's second redundancy round in the last five months.
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