Trowers spreads its UK wings with Birmingham branch

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  • Excellent strategic move. Who needs Saudi Arabia when you have Birmingham.

    The 200 billion riyals committed by the Saudi Government for affordable housing is surely a mere fraction of the affordable housing market that exists in Birmingham.

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  • It's generally a good idea to sort out your failing offices before opening new ones.

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  • Are they applying for a legal aid franchise?

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  • This is all rather strange. Next they will announce that they have made Alex McLeish their new manager. I heard he is popular in Birmingham.

    Is it just me or is there a sense of alarm bells here? TH say "Many of our clients based in London and the South East are looking to their lawyers to deliver a more cost-effective service for some of their work and utilizing regional offices is one of the ways we can achieve this.” Ok fair point, so why don't you just run it through the Manchester Office or is it that BLG are running you out of town so you want to shut down Manchester and head to Birmingham? Watch out for Wragge's though! Or does a "cost-effective service" mean running Manchester as it is and shipping the London property teams to Brum so they are not charging London rates?

    Or do TH realize that they are not a City firm / not an international firm / not a regional firm / not a commercial firm but rather a jigsaw without all the pieces. Ergo they are going to sell off either London to another London firm or ramp up the regional ones and flog them to BLG or Wragge or something. Problem is, I don't think anyone would touch them with a barge pole. When I look at TH, the word that comes to mind is Doomed!

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  • Perhaps they intend shipping 1 million homeless Saudis to Birmingham thereby getting their hands on the Saudi King's money and the conveyancing fees for all the property work.

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  • There is lots of dead wood in the Trowers partnership.

    Most of the Gulf offices can be run by junior associates with 2 years' pqe. There is no need to pay colonial relics £400k a year for those administrative posts.

    Being a well-connected drinking buddy certainly pays...

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  • AC have got to be worried....

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  • It would have been much smarter for them to have bought an incumbent which presence and connections.

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  • An interesting move. Will mean hardly any housing work will be carried out in London in a years time (save big ticket regen). This is when they move to new offices letting them downsize to smaller cheaper London offices.

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  • @ An Insider 3:36 - I guess moving to Birmingham makes sense then because they have just come out of the Premier League too. I do feel sorry for any one starting a training contract at TH in the next few years.

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  • Premier League? - surely Blue Square Premier

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