Pinsent Masons announces more layoffs

November 11, 2012 Pinsent Masons has launched its second redundancy round of the year, cutting 15 roles from the ranks of support staff.

The first round of redundancies was effected in August, following a consultation process that began after the firm merged with McGrigors. The firm laid off 47 support staff in August, 40 of them taking voluntary redundancies, and firm management now says that these latest redundancies are the final phase in the post-merger process.

A spokesman for Pinsent Masons said, “In June the firm began an exercise to review existing support structures in light of its merger and consider what changes would be needed to provide the most effective level of support to the combined business.  As anticipated, duplicate roles were identified within our support teams and a number of people left the firm.  We are now about to conduct the second phase of this process and expect around 15 support roles to be at risk.  We are consulting with those affected and anticipate that this will be complete in December.”

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