Overview in West Midlands

The West Midlands, traditionally best known for its manufacturing industry, is seeing increasing activity in sectors including technology and life sciences. The region's business centre, Birmingham, is home to a number of international firms, including Squire Patton Boggs, DLA Piper UK LLP, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Pinsent Masons LLP and Gowling WLG, while other national firms with a comprehensive local offering include Shoosmiths, Shakespeare Martineau and Wright Hassall. Other busy commercial hubs include Solihull, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon Avon and Worcester.