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10,000 UK lawyers face losing their jobs

Jun 15, 2009 About 10,000 lawyers --- more than one in ten of the 83,000 privately employed solicitors in the UK --- could lose their jobs, writes The Times, citing recruiters, consultants and senior law firm partners. Layed off…

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Major US law firms are shrinking

Jun 8, 2009 As a result of the credit crisis — which has pulverized the need for traditional practice areas like structured finance, mergers and acquisitions and private-equity transactions — at least 10,000 employees at major…

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Weil Gotshal cuts staff despite strong results

Jun 2, 2009 Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, which has about 43 lawyers in Boston and 1,215 lawyers firm-wide, has laid off 79 non-legal staff across all of its U.S. offices. The staff cuts come despite a rise in profits per partner in…

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Baker & McKenzie cuts 70 jobs in London

May 14, 2009 21 fee earners, 28 secretarial staff and 21 support staff in the City will be cut as a result of a six-week redundancy consultation, which was first announced in March.

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124 jobs axed at DLA Piper

May 14, 2009 DLA Piper has concluded its redundancy consultation, leading to the loss of 124 jobs, fewer than the expected 140. 24 fee earners and 100 support staff across the firm’s UK offices will be layed off.

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