Legal Business

Freshfields’ northshoring planned on radical scale as City leader repositions for changing law market

Internal worries as firm’s new low-cost hub could affect up to 800 roles

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s decision to jump on the near-shoring wagon with its first low-cost services hub in Manchester is on a scale larger than its peers, with up to 800 support service jobs being transferred – a move which is unsettling some at its Fleet Street headquarters.