SJ Berwin reacts to tough market conditions with partner exits

November 6, 2009 SJ Berwin has joined the growing rank of law firms restructuring their partnerships, with the City firm asking a number of partners to leave.

The top 20 firm confirmed that it has asked a group of partners to leave in recent weeks, with both equity and non-equity partners understood to have been affected.

SJ Berwin would not clarify the precise number of partners affected by the cull beyond saying that "less than six" of its 170-strong partnership had been asked to go.

At least three of the departing partners are understood to be in the firm's London real estate practice, but other practice areas have also been affected.

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