Pinsent Masons to cut up to 13 lawyers

April 12, 2013 Pinsent Masons is set to make up to 13 lawyer redundancies in its UK employment practice. This will be the firm's third round of redundancies since its merger with McGrigors last year; the firm laid off 47 support workers in August of last year and a further 15 support roles were cut in December.

The firm explained the move in a statement, saying: "As a firm we continue to grow and have made a number of strategic investments over the past 12 months in those sectors and markets where we see most potential for growth.

"However, like any business we also need to monitor our resourcing levels and recognise and respond to market changes. This is particularly true in the field of employment law where market dynamics have shifted fundamentally. As a result we are taking steps to restructure our employment practice to create a group that is the right size and shape to respond to the changed nature of demand across the UK and internationally.

"While it is not possible to confirm exact numbers as consultation is ongoing, regrettably we expect that around 13 people could leave the group as a result of the restructure."

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