One of many London’s elite regulation corporations is providing redundancy to all its secretaries within the newest transfer highlighting the lasting impression of working from house on the authorized career.
Linklaters confirmed yesterday that it had alerted all 225 secretaries and administrative assistants within the capital that it was accepting bids for a voluntary scheme, after it was first reported in Metropolis AM.
The choice got here after the agency introduced that it was extending its coronavirus lockdown preparations to permit its attorneys to work at home for as much as half of their time.
The agency stated that “this can be a voluntary programme, which we’re providing as we proceed to concentrate on revolutionary methods of working and shaping our secretarial groups to help a extra agile working coverage for the long term”. It’s understood that Linklaters’ bosses haven’t set a goal for the variety of secretaries that the enterprise is aiming to shed — and there are not any plans to impose redundancy on any workers.
Linklaters is without doubt one of the most worthwhile regulation corporations on this planet. Final 12 months fairness companions on the apply earned on common £1.6 million every.
It’s not the one authorized apply within the Sq. Mile aiming to chop again on secretaries and enterprise administration workers. Final month Hogan Lovells, an Anglo-American apply, stated that it had accomplished a session that had resulted in 30 voluntary departures. The Metropolis workplace of Morrison & Foerster, the American agency, confirmed final month that it was consulting over making its 38 administrative roles redundant.