Partners predict lawyer layoffs will follow support job cuts

Legal Week research finds more than half of partners predict lawyer cuts, with 83% expecting to see more support staff redundancies

Partners predict a wave of lawyer redundancies will follow the large-scale support staff culls announced by a number of firms in recent weeks. 

Legal Week‘s Big Question survey, carried out in the wake of UK support staff redundancies at firms including DLA Piper, Norton Rose Fulbright and Dentons, has found that 57% of partners expect to see lawyer job cuts at major UK firms during the coming year.

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