Jobs at risk at Colchester law firm

Jobs at risk at Colchester law firm

Jobs at risk at Colchester law firm

First published in News

Staff at a Colchester law office could lose their jobs as part of a national firm’s attempt to operate from fewer sites.

Parabis Law has announced a consultation into the future of its offices at Colchester Business Park, in The Crescent.

All 18 staff employed in Colchester are at risk of redundancy.

The firm announced its consultation, which also affects a Parabis branch in Bristol, because a series of mergers in recent years has led to a growth in office sites.

Group commercial director Tim Roberts said: “It is not unusual for a business such as ours, which has inherited offices on multiple sites and at several locations as a result of merger, to rationalise property holdings and concentrate teams where there is the highest workload and greatest client demand.

“Naturally, this affects some of our people very directly and their welfare is important to us.

“We are consulting fully and will be discussing options and opportunities.

“Where roles may be lost as part of this process we will help those affected all we can with their next move.”

Parabis, which currently has offices 12 towns and cities in the UK, also wants to reduce the number of offices it has in London.

But Colchester and Bristol are the only locations where jobs are at risk.

The roles affected are a mix of legal and administrative support staff.

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4:15pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Shrubendlad says...

Not surprising.
Far too many Law firms in England chasing too little business-now the compensation culture has folded.
There are about 120000 lawyers compared with 40,000 in the 1970s.
It would help if some of the hangers on retired.
Not surprising. Far too many Law firms in England chasing too little business-now the compensation culture has folded. There are about 120000 lawyers compared with 40,000 in the 1970s. It would help if some of the hangers on retired. Shrubendlad
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7:26pm Wed 6 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

The bigger they are the harder they fall

Small is beautiful

The age of the Dinosaur leads to extinction.
The bigger they are the harder they fall Small is beautiful The age of the Dinosaur leads to extinction. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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