Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Poland
Professional Services
Professional Legal And Technical Acconuting Activities
Legal And Accounting Activities
69.1 - Legal activities

180 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Law firm DLA Piper has announced it will cut around 200 jobs, of which 180 have been announced. These will be support staff, of which there are 1100, meaning that around 16% of that division will be cut. The move comes as part of an internal restructuring, with these roles being moved to an office in Poland; there will be job creation in Warsaw although numbers have not yet been announced. The move comes at the end of a 2 year consultation process, and the positions will be IT, Finance, HR, Marketing & BD, and Secretarial. Employees let go will have access to a career coach for three month, and will be offered six months of general employment counselling.


  • 2 September 2016: ABA Journal
  • 2 September 2016: legalweek.com


Eurofound (2016), DLA Piper, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 88490, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88490.