Welcoming the competition

But I think the most positive thing to come out of Reed Smith Shaw & McClay's decision to set up shop here is that it will ensure home-grown Birmingham firms retain their standards.

We are going to work harder than ever to hold on to our clients, and that means our expertise can only improve.

So, welcome foreign invaders. We hope your stay will be pleasant, but perhaps not too long.

Andrew Fingal,

Coventry