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The rise of the litigation boutique has been one of the key features of the profession in the post-2008 disputes boom.
Fed up of being the poor relation in major firms, several litigators have taken the plunge and gone it alone with their own shop. Former Addleshaw Goddard partner Simon Twigden was among the first.
Other top litigators have been attracted to boutiques because they offer the chance to work in a conflict-free firm.
This week The Lawyer revealed the latest entrant Hage Aaronson, an outfit that aims to be different from the outset by targeting top-end litigants only.
Already the firm has attracted a top-tier tax team from Dorsey & Whitney while Pump Court Tax Chambers’ Graham Aaronson QC is planning to join the set when the bar ABS rules allow it.
Name partner Joe Hage, a former One Essex Court barrister, has spent the last decade advising major corporates and high-net-worth individuals on managing disputes. According to one source he has been responsible for deciding who gets legal fees worth millions, having advised, among others, four of the top 10 oligarchs in Russia.
It goes to show, you don’t have to be big to be beautiful.