Manchester, UK’s Halliwells has launched a fourth redundancy consultation, with up to 30 jobs under threat.
The firm’s entire 39-member 2009 trainee class has been deferred. Half will start in March 2010 and the remainder in August 2010.
The consultation affects 15 lawyers in its real estate group and 15 support staff. Around 40 jobs were cut in the previous redundancy rounds.
Cuts have affected staff across the firm’s Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and London offices.
Halliwells is a commercial law firm, and one of the UK’s top 50.