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Redundancy watch: Trowers the latest top 50 firm to announce fee-earner job losses

Trowers & Hamlins has made four fee-earners and three secretarial staff redundant in the last three months, the firm confirmed today (22 May).

‘In light of continuing pressures on the UK legal market, we have streamlined a few of our practice areas so that they better reflect our business needs,’ the firm said in a statement.

‘We will continue to review the business to ensure it is robust for the future. We are actively recruiting into growth areas for the firm, and will be announcing further hires in due course.’

Trowers & Hamlins is the latest Legal Business 100 firm to announce job cuts following Osborne Clarke, which is to make up to 13 fee-earners redundant after a two-week consultation that started last week, while Berwin Leighton Paisner announced that around 100 members of staff were at risk of losing their jobs.

Other major law firms to also announce job cuts so far this year include Eversheds, Pinsent Masons and CMS Cameron McKenna.