With December just around the corner it’s almost time for our annual review of the year, but ahead of that we have something for you that harks back to one of 2015’s highlights.

Remember the Tomorrow’s Law Firm series of opinion pieces, our most read and most commented stories over the summer? Of course you do. Well two of the authors graced this year’s Business Leadership Summit with their presence and pithy thoughts. If you weren’t able to be there, we have a solution: check out our exclusive video interview with Adam Smith, Esq’s Bruce MacEwen and Overture’s Mark Brandon here.

In other news, DLA Piper today confirmed that it is launching a back office services centre in Poland. This is part of the firm’s wider plan to enable 24/7 worldwide support across its business, which is itself part of a wider and growing industry trend for 24/7 global back office support.

Freshfields is also considering opening two further legal services sites in Asia and the US following the launch of its Manchester base this summer, White & Case announced plans to open a shared services centre to serve its European offices in what would be the firm’s third worldwide.

For more detail on this trend and the clear business rationale behind it, check out The Lawyer UK 200: Business Services report, the latest in this year’s new UK 200 series, which will be published on 30 November. And don’t miss the fourth in the six-part series which was published this week, the UK 200: Diversity Audit.

Matt

Matt Byrne
Deputy editor

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