Top-100 firm Thrings has begun a redundancy consultation which could lead to up to 20 job losses. The firm, which has offices in Bath, Bristol, London, Romsey and Swindon, told the Gazette it is working hard to prevent job losses wherever possible.

In a statement, managing partner Simon Holdsworth said: ‘Well-documented political and health-related issues have, in recent times, had a significant impact on businesses across the country. The legal sector is no different, and like many law firms, we are continuing to identify ways of working which ensure the advice and support we provide allows our clients to succeed and grow.

‘Thrings is a full-service law firm which offers first-class legal advice to a range of commercial and private clients. Our private wealth, banking and finance, agriculture and land development teams are already seeing a significant uplift in work, while we remain fully committed to our corporate and property clients throughout the UK. We have a clear and exciting strategy for growth, with all members of our reshaped firm adapting to the new normal and working tirelessly to prioritise our clients’ legal needs and meet their expectations.’

Thrings is not the only firm where jobs are under threat. Top-25 firm Addleshaw Goddard said this week that it had started a redundancy consultation that will affect lawyers across its UK offices while several other firms have said they will make job cuts in response to the coronavirus pandemic.