RollOnFriday has just heard that secretaries at Slaughter and May have been informed that there is to be a large swathe of redundancies. Out of a total of 165 secretaries across the London office, 28 full-time roles are set to disappear.
According to the firm it's not a case of penny pinching, but rather
technological advances have allowed lawyers to become much more independent and have less need for
||A lawyer making the most of technological advances yesterday
Slaughters aims to have finished the redundancy process by 31 December 2012. So it'll be a less than happy festive period for many of the firm's secretaries.