Overview in South East

The South East region encompasses a huge range of legal markets, from Essex and Hertfordshire, to Oxfordshire, Berkshire, the Thames Valley, Surrey, Sussex and Kent and into Hampshire. Reading and the Thames Valley are tech and life sciences hubs, generating steady streams of corporate and TMT work, while the regions real estate markets have remained buoyant despite Brexit uncertainties. National firms with a strong presence across the South East include include Blake Morgan, Shoosmiths, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and Irwin Mitchell, while a number of recent tie-ups have shaken up the established order, with newly merged firms including BDB Pitmans, Cripps Pemberton Greenish andĀ Pennington Manches Cooper.