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BigLaw firm cuts more than 130 jobs in offices overseas

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Norton Rose Fulbright has cut 132 jobs in a restructuring affecting offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The law firm’s London office is taking the brunt of the cuts, with 114 job losses there, International reports in a story noted by Above the Law.

The story has a breakdown of which jobs are being eliminated: 24 legal personal assistants, 19 fee earners including counsels and associates, and 89 business services staff members.

Peter Scott, managing partner of the overseas arm that is affected, told International that the cuts are being made after a review of business services functions. Individuals affected will get a generous severance package, he said.

As part of the restructuring, 25 business services jobs will be added to the law firm’s United Kingdom back-office operations in Newcastle.

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