Insurance litigation firm BLM has cut 21 roles from its Southampton office following a redundancy consultation.

Thirteen lawyers and eight business services staff have gone as a result of the consultation, the firm said today. A further six lawyers and two business services staff from the office will be redeployed into the large loss catastrophic injury team elsewhere.

In August, the Gazette reported that a consultation was underway which could result in nearly 30 redundancies. That consultation, which closed on 2 October, came just weeks after 50 back office staff lost their jobs.

The firm is moving the processing of bulk motor cases away from Southampton to offices in Manchester and Liverpool.

BLM declined to comment further.