Layoff Lull Well And Truly Over

It almost seemed as we commented yesterday that layoffs at law firms had slowed..but it looks as though a lot of firms haven’t reached the bottom of the trough yet..

Sunday JD Journal reported that UK Denton Wilde Sapte have had to pull out the scapel in Moscow

Denton Wilde Sapte Lays Off Undisclosed Lawyers, Staff

As international law firms cut back on their Moscow footprints, Denton Wilde Sapte has confirmed it laid off both lawyers and support staff at the Russian capital.
The firm has not released any details or numbers.
In March, Dentons laid off 37 lawyers and 39 staff in the UK.
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Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, or Dentons, is a law firm headquartered in the City of London that employs over 600 lawyers.

Law Shucks blog has it’s April 09 Layoff listings and charts..They write:

The Month in Layoffs – April 09

April may be the break we’ve been hoping for. We described the law-firm layoff activity in March as “coming in like a lion, going out like a lamb” and the ovine trend continued through April. For more detailed analysis of the week-by-week events, see the “This Week in Layoff” series. This month’s entries are for the weeks ending:

See link above for more.. and there’s a graph from them below.. Apologies for the slight blur – the original jpeg was a little small to read.