When lawyers talk of the South West they usually mean Bristol, which is often seen as the hub for legal services in the region. However, the increasing investment in Devon and Cornwall means that law firms on the South West coast are winning exciting and lucrative mandates.
In this South West & Wales Special Report, The Lawyer discusses the emergence of these towns as commercial hubs.
It also looks at the issues surrounding planning applications for renewable energy stations. The South West is home to an abundance of companies in the renewable energy field and firms in the region have been quick to pick up on the potential of this dynamic and fast-changing industry.
Finally, it looks at the buoyant residential property market in the South West as developers move their gaze away from the South East and increase their presence in the region. All those lawyers have to live somewhere, after all.