Launches redundancy session

Insurance coverage legislation heavyweight BLM is to shut two of its places of work, with legal professionals and workers set to work remotely on a everlasting foundation.

BLM stated it might not be renewing the leases for each its places of work in Leeds and Bristol once they expire subsequent 12 months, in an announcement issued yesterday.

The Leeds hub homes 16 members of workers, together with three companions, whereas 17 workers, together with 4 companions, function from BLM’s Bristol base. All workers can have the choice to work from one of many agency’s different places of work.

“While we’re ceasing to have a bodily workplace in Bristol and Leeds, our colleagues will likely be very a lot part of the way forward for BLM supporting the agency’s purchasers as they do now,” senior associate Matthew Harrington stated. “This is a chance to launch a brand new manner of working, retaining native hyperlinks however working in a digital manner. Basically, we’ll proceed to be an environment friendly and dynamic agency, difficult the traditional establishment of the insurance coverage legislation market.”

Secure your place: The UK Virtual Law Fair Series 2020

On the identical time, BLM stated it can enter right into a redundancy session which is predicted to impact 89 roles inside its authorized help and company companies groups.

Dentons introduced in July it was closing two UK places of work, Aberdeen and Watford, with workers set to work remotely. In an analogous transfer, Slater & Gordon revealed earlier this 12 months it’s to shut its London workplace, though it hopes to discover a smaller workplace area to host in-person conferences.