Charles Russell launches redundancy consultation
15 June 2012
is the latest firm to enter a redundancy consultation, with several positions at risk.
The private client firm - which has offices in London, Guildford and Cheltenham (as well as Switzerland and Bahrain) - confirmed to RollOnFriday
that nine staff have been told their jobs are at risk as part of the consultation. A spokesman said that the process was underway and would not confirm whether the redundancies would hit support staff, lawyers or both. Nor is it yet clear which offices will be affected.
Staff will be hoping for better treatment than was meted out during Charles Russell's last redundancy programme back in 2009, when the firm was accused of delaying the consultation process
until the end of the year to allow for maximum billing. And then informing those elbowed out that they needed to work out their notice and would only receive statutory minimum redundancy pay. Charming.
||A sad-looking Russell yesterday |
In other unhappy law firm news, Shillings caps off an unhappy month
by confirming that it has made two lawyers redundant. That's a serious decision for a firm that's only 16 lawyers strong, especially when coupled with the departure of star partner Gideon Benaim and the firm's decision to drop all its future trainees,