Midlands firm 'wired'

Linda Tsang reports

Midlands firm Edge & Ellison has joined Clifford Chance, Denton Hall, and Jeffrey Green Russell, on the Internet. The move is believed to be the first by a Midlands-based legal practice. Senior partner Digby Jones says: "More and more of our clients are now established on the Internet, so it made sense for us to offer our services over it too." He adds: "There has been much hype about the so-called information superhighway. While having access to it will not transform the legal business overnight, it is very important for suppliers of legal services to be fully conversant with the latest technology."

The firm's home page is on the World Wide Web http://www.edge.co.uk/edge/