Cost-cutting drive results in redundancies at DLA Direct

O'Connor, Joanne
March 2005
Lawyer;3/7/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p3
Trade Publication
This article reports that DLA Direct, the volume business arm of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, is embarking on a redundancy programme as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. The Bradford-based business employs around 450 staff working in remortgaging, conveyancing and debt recovery. DLA Direct chief executive Andrew Bennett is conducting a review of costs, set to conclude in the coming weeks. Bennett strenuously denied reports that up to 30 staff could be lost. It is understood the Bradford arm, which last year contributed around 5 per cent to DLA's total turnover, is failing to meet budget this year despite a significant IT investment.


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