Midlands: Courting the City client
Firms have to make sure they get it right in litigation, with the number of cases going to court on the slide. The Midlands' largest firms say both their national and international clients are happy to instruct Birmingham litigation practices, with partners more visible and lower hourly rates. Charlie Wright weighs up the state of the region's litigation expertise
Much has been made in recent times of the rise in alternative methods of dispute resolution, with the corresponding drop-off in cases going to the High Court prompting many law firms in the UK to re-evaluate the strategic direction of their contentious practices.
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