SEEING DOUBLE -  KPMG Law has unveiled plans to more than double its headcount in the U.K. over the next three years, International’s Jack Womack reports. The professional services firm currently employs 180 lawyers in the U.K.—but wants to add 220 lawyers by the end of 2024. The new hires will include 45 partners and directors. At present, KPMG Law has over 30 partners and directors. Speaking to, Nick Roome, head of KPMG Law in the U.K., said that the plans were in response to what the firm was seeing in the market.  Rather than expand into new practice areas, Roome said that the additional lawyers would consolidate KPMG Law’s position in a number of existing areas. “These changes are based on client demand. Clients are more open to using multi-service providers in which law is just one part of what is on offer, whether that be in the areas of workforce issues, pay compliance, tax disputes, data protection, or our private client work.”


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