Some 45 legal secretaries and personal assistants at Linklaters’ London office have opted for voluntary redundancy, following a two-month consultation.

A spokesperson for the magic circle firm said: ‘We are pleased that our voluntary redundancy offer has proven an attractive opportunity for those who are leaving us, as we continue to focus on innovative ways of working and shaping our secretarial teams to support a more agile working policy for the longer term. They leave us as our friends and with our sincere thanks and support.’

Linklaters offered voluntary redundancy packages to all of its London secretaries in March, in the wake of a flexible working policy. Around 225 secretaries and personal assistants were offered severance packages

Like many City firms, Linklaters is preparing to introduce an agile working policy once lockdown restrictions are eased. Employees across the global network will be able to work remotely up to 20-50% of the time, as long as teams are told in advance and operational roles are fulfilled, the firm has said.