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117 jobs under review at Eversheds

Sep 11, 2009 Eversheds has launched its fourth redundancy round, which puts 117 roles under threat, including 22 fee earners in the real estate practice of the top 10 UK law firm. Eversheds plans to cut up to 95 secretarial staff…

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UK law firm Burges Salmon to cut up to 31 jobs

Aug 25, 2009 Burges Salmon, which has offices in Bristol and London, will launch an new redundancy consultation round, with 31 jobs under threat. Burges Salmon is also freezing support staff and fee earner salaries at 2008 levels.…

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Allen & Overy sued by former Frankfurt associate

Aug 17, 2009 Allen & Overy confirmed that at least one former associate in Germany still has a case pending against the firm, with the unfair dismissal dispute relating to redundancies made in the Frankfurt office as part of Allen &…

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25 more associates laid off at Dechert

Jul 24, 2009 According to the legal blog Above the Law, around 25 associates at US firm Dechert LLP are being let go. "Sources report that the pain is being spread between Dechert's Mass Torts and Product Liability group (about a…

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DLA Piper cuts 121 in second layoff round

Jul 9, 2009 DLA Piper has become the first major US firm to conduct a second round of layoffs this year. The firm is cutting 21 associates and 100 staff. DLA had already cut 80 associates and 100 staff in the United States in…

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Cadwalader offers paid sabbaticals to avoid layoffs

Jul 8, 2009 US firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is offering paid sabbaticals, to avoid further layoffs. Associates at the 500-lawyer firm will have the option to take one-third of their salary plus medical benefits spread over…

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