DLA Piper to lay off more than 100 employees
DLA Piper announced the beginning of a redundancy consultation wherein 251 jobs were under threat across the firm’s UK offices. The consultation is now complete, and the firm has announced that over 100 employees will be made redundant.
The firm is set to close its Glasgow office, which is home to 80 staff. The ten Glasgow-based partners will be transferred to Edinburgh, along with around 30 others: a mix of fee-earners and support staff. The remaining 40 staff are to be made redundant.
DLA also intends to sell its defendant insurance practice, which accounts for 50 employees, and the firm in discussions with two potential purchasers.
Finally, the firm is set to centralise its Document Production Unit in Leeds. While it is possible that some document production employees could be relocated, up to 80 people from the unit will be looking for new jobs.
DLA will be offering an enhanced redundancy package to all affected staff. They'll get paid for their notice periods, plus three months net salary and the benefits they would have accrued during their notice period.