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Perched at the very top of the UK legal market sit five law firms known as the “Magic Circle.” The commonly held wisdom about these firms, at least until recently, was that they had built an impenetrable position as the leading firms for complex high-value legal services in their home market. While these firms still enjoy prestigious reputations, this market position appears less certain than it did in years past. US firms have invaded their home market, increasing competition for clients and talent.

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Nicholas Bruch, Senior Analyst ALM Legal Intelligence

Nick is a Senior Analyst at ALM Legal Intelligence. His experience includes advising law firms and law department in developing and developed markets on issues related to strategy, business development, market intelligence, and operations. Prior to joining ALM Legal Intelligence, Nick was an Associate with Huron Consulting’s Law Firm Strategy Practice in the firm’s New York and London offices. Nick holds a Masters of International Business from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from DePaul University. In addition to consulting to law firms, Nick has written extensively on the legal market on topics ranging from market segmentation, and market entry to future industry trends.

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