East Anglian law firms do not always get same profile as the rest of the South East, but with such a close proximity to London and a strong local industry, the legal market is in a good position to compete with its geographical neighbour.
Regeneration is playing its part in providing plenty of work for firms within the East Anglian region, thanks in part to the East of England Development Agency and Olympics-related work.
As firms in the region have developed, local business has realised the benefits of using local firms as opposed to City outfits. Technology and financial services are particularly strong in the region and law firms are winning more work away from London.
As this Special Report highlights, East Anglia is also the UK’s leader for collaborative law. This new type of alternative dispute resolution seeks an out-of-court solution to the divorce process, which is winning fans.