Anglo-Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens has announced a redundancy consultation which will lead to up to 30 job losses.
About half of the jobs at risk are fee-earning roles, with the firm's corporate and property practices likely to be most affected. All of MMS’s four offices are expected to see job losses, including London (pictured). The firm also has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
MMS is currently undergoing a strategic review after abandoning a potential cross-border merger with Bond Pearce last year. Bond Pearce has since merged with Dickinson Dees to create Bond Dickinson.
Chris Smylie, chief executive of MMS, said: ‘The last few years have not only been difficult in economic terms but have also been a period of extraordinary change for the legal profession.
‘Our focus on developing profitable areas and opportunities for future growth remains a key priority. Whilst we very much regret having to propose these redundancies, they are a necessary part of the implementation phase of our recent strategic review and will ensure the firm is better positioned to meet the challenges of the new legal market.’
He added: ‘We will work closely with those affected, who will be offered an enhanced redundancy package and outplacement support.’