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Six jobs go at Appleby

Law firm Appleby has cut six jobs as part of a reorganisation of its business support operations in Bermuda.

The firm said it continues to have more than 200 employees in Bermuda.

In a statement yesterday Appleby’s Bermuda office managing partner, Kiernan Bell, said: “Appleby can confirm that we have reorganised our business support operations in Bermuda to best support our present and future business needs.

“We have recently reduced our headcount by making six positions redundant. There are no further redundancies planned.”

Appleby said all the cuts involved business support positions and no lawyers were affected.

Appleby, with 805 staff in 11 offices around the world, is considered the largest offshore law firm.

Ms Bell added: “We have also been actively engaged in recruiting Bermudians, filling numerous roles vacated by non-Bermudians with qualified Bermudians and spouses of Bermudians. We are also engaged in cross training initiatives internally so that we can continue to develop and invest in our staff. We have over 200 members of staff in Bermuda and approximately 78 percent are Bermudian.

“We continue our focus on business development opportunities for the firm and the jurisdiction and we are very optimistic that both Bermuda and Appleby are well positioned for the future.”

Early last year, Appleby cut 11 jobs. Most of those jobs were also in business support areas such as finance and marketing.

The cuts came on the heels of rival firm Conyers Dill & Pearman annoucing 13 job cuts.

In total, 143 redundancies have been announced by Bermuda companies already this year, including four layoffs this week by CellOne.

Job cuts: A pedestrian passes by the main entrance of Appleby's office in Victoria Street, Hamilton. The firm announced six job losses yesterday.

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Published March 28, 2012 at 2:00 am (Updated March 28, 2012 at 9:23 am)

Six jobs go at Appleby

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