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Quorum makes acquisition to improve service quality and broaden range

Quorum Litigation Services’ acquisition of Information Scanning Services (ISS) in Aldershot was not just a case of buying a company because it liked its service. Quorum UK director Kelvin McGregor-Alcorn says the purchasing of ISS from the Headway Technology group is part of a strategy to broaden the US group’s range of services, both to […]

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Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave is opening two new offices as part of a strategy to tap into the burgeoning health market. The firm is set to take over the Sheffield office of Oxley & Coward having recently taken on nine lawyers from Wessex Legal Services in Winchester. Five partners, 19 solicitors and a further 27 support […]

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