International firm Clyde & Co has begun several redundancy consultations among its UK staff, with over 50 jobs placed at risk.

A spokesperson for the firm confirmed that a consultation process is taking place among its UK secretaries ‘as part of changes we're making to improve and modernise our secretarial provision in the UK’.

‘We are mindful that this is a difficult time for the individuals involved and we are supporting them through the process. As it is an ongoing process, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.’

Some 40 secretarial roles out of a total of 235 are under review. 

Clyde & Co added that there are a number of other 'small, discrete and unrelated consultation processes taking place across the firm’.

A further 12 redundancies are planned, with two fee earners potentially affected. 

Earlier this week, Dentons opened a redundancy consultation which could affect up to 24 fee earners. However, the international firm said job losses should be ‘significantly reduced’ by the creation of non office-based roles.