19 legal professionals amongst redundancies

Norton Rose Fulbright’s London workplace

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) is to chop over 130 roles throughout its Europe, Center East and Asia places of work, it confirmed on Friday, with London taking the most important hit.

The worldwide legislation agency is to make 114 workers redundant in its London HQ, together with 19 associates and counsel. The overwhelming majority of cuts have an effect on secretaries and enterprise providers workers.

“We’ve taken the choice to restructure our enterprise providers working mannequin to set us as much as lead and thrive in a interval of change and uncertainty,” Peter Scott, EMEA managing associate mentioned. “Our resilient efficiency over 2020 permits us to make these adjustments now.”

He continued: “Our new working mannequin will assist us serve our purchasers as successfully and effectively as attainable. Sadly, plenty of colleagues who’ve made essential contributions will depart us. We’ve adopted a course of that’s as honest, sturdy and delicate as attainable, to convey a swift decision.”

Within the wake of the pandemic, plenty of main authorized gamers have made job cuts.

In December, Addleshaw Goddard reduce 19 lawyer roles throughout its UK places of work following a redundancy session, whereas Reed Smith made 13 legal professionals and 6 help workers redundant last summer. Different corporations to make cuts embody Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Shoosmiths and Squire Patton Boggs.

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