Top 20 Biglaw Firm Sacks Staff In Round Of Redundancies Down Under

Lawyers survived unscathed by the layoffs.

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[We] identified a need for those [business services] functions to more efficiently meet the requirements of the firm. As a result we had a small number of redundancies in Australia. These were difficult decisions to make and those individuals were closely supported through the process.

They have now left the firm, received their full entitlements, and were offered outplacement services, support and counseling.

— A spokesperson for Norton Rose Fulbright, in comments given to International, on the firm’s recent round of redundancies among its business services staff in Australia. Lawyers were not affected by the layoffs at the firm. Clyde & Co, however, cut a number of lawyers just last week following performance reviews.

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Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter and Threads or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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