How important is it for firms in the south to chase a place in the UK top 50? Many may state their ambitions in these terms, although few have achieved such a goal. Charlie Wright speaks to the managing partners of firms in the southeast and southwest about their aspirations and their achievements
Opportunity can be a fleeting thing. In the late 1980s and throughout much of the following decade, global domination was on the agenda of top-tier legal advisers in the UK. Subsequent economic slowdown and the collapse of business confidence post-Enron meant consolidation – and even retrenchment – was the name of the game.
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