Employment Tribunal awards over £1million to nearly 300 former employees of the now defunct London arm of international law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM)

Statement from Alistair McArthur, Partner and Head of Employment at Herrington Carmichael, the firm acting on behalf of the claimants.

“Today we are delighted to return a positive result for a group of the former employees of the London arm of what was King & Wood Mallesons. The 288 claimants in this case were bold to take on a claim like this and they have been very successful. 

“This was a very unfortunate situation for all involved and we would like to thank the administrators Quantuma for being amenable and helpful throughout the process. Quite simply this was a clear cut legal case as far as we were concerned, King & Wood Mallesons failed to carry out a necessary legal process to consult with staff before redundancies were made, and we were confident that the former employees had a strong case for compensation through the Employment Tribunal.

“We at Herrington Carmichael were pleased to be approached to take on this legal case, and to return an excellent result for our clients.”

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