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Fragomen chairman Austin Fragomen and PwC global immigration head Julia Onslow-Cole/courtesy photos

Last week’s news that PwC has agreed to a strategic alliance with the New York immigration firm Fragomen provided perhaps the strongest signal to date of the scale of the Big Four’s ambitions in law.

But while the return of the accountants to the legal sector has prompted expectations of an encroachment on established law firm territory, the emergence of immigration at the forefront of this trend has come as more of a surprise.

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Ben Wheway

Ben joined Legal Week from the Press Association in 2005 and has since held a number of roles including news editor, online managing editor, production editor and bassist in Legal Week's in-house covers band The Scoops.

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