Several leading firms in the U.K. are considering using contract lawyers as part of a venture by a new business to create a vetted pool of temporary lawyers to support major practices.

Firms including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Travers Smith and a number of U.S. firms in London are interested in bringing in contract lawyers for individual pieces of work — a model rarely used in the U.K. but well-established in the U.S.

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