Legal Business

Pretenders to the throne – the regional players with national ambition

While national leaders have lavished attention on their international and City practices in recent years, a handful of mid-market regional players have made a dramatic attempt to seize chunks of their ill-defended domestic empires. Legal Business looks at five of the most likely challengers

Let’s be plain – these law firms had been written off. Regionally-driven, stuck in back-waters and unglamorous, commoditised areas of law such as insurance and employment – there was a sizeable band of firms left behind by the emerging national and international forces of DLA Piper and Eversheds and with little apparent chance of bettering their fortunes.