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Clifford Chance restructuring OKed by partners

Mar 24, 2009 On Monday, the Clifford Chance partnership voted in favour of a previously announced plan to change the size and structure of the firm's partnership. Partner approval was needed to implement the plan, which may result…

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Salans weighs cutting staff over 5%

Mar 24, 2009 Salans is considering cuts which would result in the elimination of almost 7% of its London City staff, including legal and support staff. The firm is also weighing a possible four-day work week and staff sabbaticals.

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Mayer Brown will cut more jobs

Mar 23, 2009 Mayer Brown has indicated that it will eliminate 55 jobs in legal and support staff in its London office. In addition, the firm may freeze associate salaries.

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Allen & Overy finalizes 7 layoff criteria

Mar 17, 2009 Allen & Overy firm management has made clear that staff will be evaluated on a number of specific criteria when determining whether they should be subject to redundancy, including performance, disciplinary record, and…

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Law firm layoffs may give rise to suits

Mar 16, 2009 Changes in the US employment laws may create possible pitfalls for law firms seeking to cut their legal staff, some employment lawyers have noted. Employment discrimination suits overall are at a 44-year high, and…

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