Linklaters Poised To Make Deep Cuts

Law360, New York (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Linklaters LLP is reportedly preparing to slash its associate work force and let go as many as 70 partners, as the Magic Circle firm tries to restructure operations amid the global financial crisis.

On Friday, Legal Week reported that Linklaters will reconstitute the staff by first saying goodbye to an estimated 35 partners worldwide, with other reports claiming that the number could be as high as 70.

Approximately 10 partners are supposed to leave the firm's London headquarters, and speculation regarding the departures has also centered...
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