Three staff members have been made redundant from Miller Fisher's special investigations department in Maidstone, Kent.

The loss adjuster made the cuts last week as part of a restructuring plan under which the special investigations division will be based in Manchester.

Special investigations were previously split between Manchester and Maidstone.

The staff whose jobs were cut are the senior centre manager, claims handler and forensic document examiner.

Chief executive Malcolm Hughes said: "There are three redundancies out of a total of ten staff.

"This is part of an overall reorganisation we've been doing over the past six months. We decided that rather than duplicate functions, we should have the accounts and administrative functions in one centre."

He said the company remained committed to Maidstone and its special investigations division.

In March 2000, eight senior staff left the Maidstone office to join rival CFA Solutions.