Law Society Latest to Wrap Redundancy Consultation

The Law Society of England & Wales has concluded a redundancy consultation with around 10 staff members leaving as a result.

The consultation, which launched in November, was expected to impact 45 roles, including its entire web team.

Around 10 people have left through a voluntary redundancy scheme, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The Law Society proposed 47 new roles as part of a restructuring to mitigate job losses, with the majority of the 45 positions moving over to new roles, a spokesperson confirmed.

The spokesperson added that a “small number of staff opted to leave through a voluntary redundancy scheme”.

Elsewhere in the legal sector, law firms continue to grapple with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in a spree of consultations across the U.K. in recent months. Shoosmiths and Addleshaw Goddard cut 43 and 19 roles respectively in December, while Fieldfisher cut 20 roles in November.

Pinsent Masons is undergoing a consultation of its support staff ranks, putting between 20 and 30 positions at risk, as is Dentons U.K. and Middle East arm, with 24 lawyer roles which cannot be filled remotely at risk of being cut.

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