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About 200 former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) staff have been offered a financial settlement by the firm’s administrators, over the way their redundancies were handled when the firm’s European arm collapsed in January.

The group, which brought the employment tribunal claim in February, has received a settlement proposal of eight weeks’ pay for each claimant, after administrators Quantuma admitted a ”technical breach” in the required duration of a redundancy consultation when it was carried out by KWM.

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Rose Walker

Rose joined Legal Week in 2015 and was appointed news editor in 2019. She covers a variety of UK and international law firms.

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