International firm Ince & Co is cutting jobs from its London office after partners unanimously agreed to restructure its partnership and secretarial services team.
The firm announced in a statement that six partners would be leaving the firm. No other fee-earners will be affected by the restructure and the firm said it recently announced the appointment of four new partners.
Changes to the secretarial services team will see a further 10 redundancies despite the firm being able to fill ‘a significant proportion’ of new roles from its existing secretarial staff.
The new structure - part of the firm’s business services change programme - will see senior and team personal assistants replace its existing legal secretarial role to continue providing fee-earners with one central point for all their secretarial needs.
Meanwhile, specialist operators will focus on the production of documents and transcription as part of a new document team. A new team of administration assistants will be in charge of basic administration such as filing, copying and scanning.
The firm said it was in the process of recruiting for six new roles.