Overview in North West

The commercial and legal centres of the North West, led by Manchester and Liverpool, are continuing to thrive on the back of the booming corporate, commercial and real estate sectors. The most prominent firms in the region include northwest stalwart Brabners, national players such as Weightmans and Hill Dickinson, and international heavyweights with strong roots in the region such as DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, DWF, Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard. Manchester has recently drawn renewed attention as a result of the arrival of magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Other key markets in the region include Chester, Bolton and Preston.