Slater and Gordon has begun redundancy talks with 51 staff in the UK.
The Law Society Gazette has reported that the Australian firm is consulting with staff in Derby and Failsworth, Manchester. The Gazette says that Slater and Gordon is considering closing both sites. The Derby office, which is home to 14 staff, is the former PI department of Flint Bishop. It merged with Slater and Gordon in 2014. A year before that, the firm took over Fentons, where some of the 37 staff in Failsworth used to work.
Managing director Andrew Grech is believed to be in the UK visiting various offices this week to review the business.
“As part of a review of our property portfolio Slater and Gordon has begun assessing the feasibility of closing two of our offices, Failsworth and Derby,” said the firm in a statement.
“During this process we will work closely with all staff who will be impacted if a decision is made not to renew our lease on the site.
“All staff affected have been made aware there is the possibility of redundancy. Understandably, this can be unsettling for staff, but we will, where possible, help individuals find other opportunities within the Slater and Gordon Group.”