KWM's European partners voted overwhelmingly last week not to put their hands in their pockets and save the former SJ Berwin. Most of them will now be sorting out their parachutes and negotiating terms at rival law firms.

This is of course not such an easy option for the employees of the firm, who will most likely find themselves looking at new year on the dole through absolutely no fault of their own.

Last Friday we suggested that the many firms which have taken on partners from KWM over the past year might like to help out. So far only Keystone Law has put its hand up. So we're widening the appeal to all employers out there. If you have a vacancy in your post room, if you can use another secretary or a trainee, if you can keep another litigation associate busy - please click here or send an email to [email protected] to let us know, we'll post your details and staff can apply directly.

  This could be you

Come on, it's nearly Christmas, please do your bit.


From Fox Williams:

"If any of the KWM associates c.3years PQE would like to join one of the UK’s pre-eminent corporate teams advising financial services firms and professional practices, please call Liz on 020 7614 2511. We have a number of roles in our thriving department and we are looking in particular for great candidates who have a good understanding of partnership, LLP as well as corporate law. Experience in one or more of these areas would be advantageous. We have real opportunities for committed, ambitious lawyers with good people skills. Excellent prospects in a friendly team."

And from GQ Employment Law:

"GQ Employment Law is interested in hiring a junior level Associate (NQ-3 years’ PQE).

GQ is a specialist employment law firm focused on advising employers on high value, complex employment law issues:

-We have a team of 15 fee-earners, all of whom have joined from leading City firms.

-We work with employers in a variety of sectors from financial services to technology, professional services and luxury goods. We also work with a select number of senior executives on high-value individual employment and partnership/LLP issues.

-We advise on the full range of employment law issues, including day-to-day issues, workplace restructuring, High Court and Employment Tribunal litigation, transaction support, international projects. We also advise on partnership/LLP issues.

Any interested Associates can contact Jon Gilligan ([email protected]), Paul Quain ([email protected]) or Sophie Vanhegan ([email protected])."  

Keep 'em coming.