City firm CMS Cameron McKenna has confirmed it has put 40 roles in the UK at risk of redundancy.

The announcement was made today following a review of the domestic business structure. The roles are a mixture of legal, legal support and secretarial, with 26 of the 40 being lawyers.

In a statement, managing director Duncan Weston said the decision had been taken in the ‘best interests of delivering sustained, competitive success’.

He added: ‘There are long-term and short-term reasons for the review. In the long term, we continue to work in an environment where law firms need to ensure that they are the right size and shape to meet the needs of business going forward.

‘Short term, we need to manage efficiently in what remains a tough market.’