KWM Europe Will Now Need To Deal With Staff Claims

The UK Law Gazette reports…

An employment claim brought by around 200 former employees of King & Wood Mallesons’ European arm has been given the green light.

The claim, handled by regional firm Herrington Carmichael, is understood to relate to the firm’s alleged failure to enter a formal consultation process before making redundancies. Firms are required to do this if they make more than 100 redundancies at any one time.

Herrington Carmichael declined to comment on the case.

Any successful claim would have to be paid through the Insolvency Service Redundancy Payments Service, for people made redundant when their employer goes bust. The maximum this can pay is £479 per week for each type of claim.

KWM’s European arm collapsed into administration on 17 January.