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Regional Insight 2015
Regional Insight 2015 - Leader
If you were to venture outside London to the major regional
legal markets ten or 15 years ago, you would probably have
been surprised. The energy, ambition and cohesive professional communities in these markets went well beyond expectations.
Down in albion
Confidence is returning to the national UK economy, to the relief of clients and law firms alike. But, as our Regional Insight report shows, growth in legal services is still a relative term across local markets in continued flux.
The middle of somewhere
Amid fierce competition for talent from London, new entrants and closer transport links point to a new chapter for the Midlands legal market.
Work to rule
Employment law concerns loom particularly large in the minds of North East companies.
Not so grim
Commercially-driven Manchester is helping to lead the North West’s striking transformation from industrial heartland to modern knowledge economy.
While the economic downturn and subsequent public sector cuts have hit the region harder than most, Northern Ireland’s resilience is very much in evidence.
Scotland the Brave
It’s been a turbulent ride for the Scots legal market post-banking crisis, but with the independence vote settled, the region is feeling more buoyant.
Big spending clients in Bristol are keeping a raft of national firms and strong local players particularly busy.
Back to basics
With a far higher percentage of public sector respondents and a high proportion of SME businesses, Wales has unique legal requirements.