Ex-KWM staff set for payout as group accepts 'maximum recoverable' settlement over layoffs

Around 200 former staff accept financial settlement over handling of redundancies

Former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) staff have accepted a financial settlement offered by the firm’s administrators over the way their redundancies were handled when the firm’s European arm collapsed in January.

The group of about 200 staff, who brought the employment tribunal claim in February, have accepted a settlement proposal of eight weeks’ pay for each claimant, offered after administrators Quantuma admitted a “technical breach” in the required duration of a redundancy consultation when it was carried out by KWM.

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