Legal Business

Team moves – Alec Harvey and Richard Nicolle discuss the risks

Team moves in London’s legal market are on the rise, particularly among US law firms establishing new offices or practice groups.

The potential benefits of a team move are not limited to critical mass – the new employer may gain a significant competitive headstart by acquiring a ready-made team, client relationships and increased market credibility.

Even where single partners are targeted, they are frequently asked whether they require support from existing team members and acquiring junior lawyers, who often service the daily needs of clients, can enhance the ability to leverage client relationships.