DLA Piper’s Glasgow office under threat

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The firm that never grew?

DLA Piper is thinking about closing its Glasgow office following a review of UK operations.

A DLA Piper spokesperson said:

“Following a comprehensive review of our UK business designed to ensure that we are operating in a manner, in the locations, and across the practice areas that support both our strategic objectives and the needs of our clients, we have begun a period of consultation in the UK that will consider the possible closure of our Glasgow office, the closure or divestment of our defendant insurance practice and the consolidation into one location of our current multi-site document production unit.”

I think this means that the Glasgow office, which has 85 employees including 10 partners, isn’t making enough money. Those affected will be subject to a consultation process to begin on 28 November and conclude “early in the new year”.

The possible redundancy package is said to include an “enhanced scheme that will be discussed with employee representatives” or – if staff are very unlucky – there could be transfers to Edinburgh.

DLA Piper puts 251 in consultation across UK as firm mulls Glasgow closure

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