FFW gives 15 secretaries the axe
Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off 15 secretaries in a round of compulsory redundancies. The news follows a string of redundancy rounds at other firms: Trowers is currently undergoing a consultation, Stephenson Harwood has laid off almost half of its London secretaries, Taylor Wessing made 26 secretaries redundant and Slaughter and May cut 28 secretarial roles.
A spokesman for FFW said that "like many other firms across the City, we have reviewed the changing nature of our administrative services against our evolving business needs going forward... It is always sad to lose longstanding colleagues, however these changes will ensure that we are resourced appropriately and remain competitive.”