International law firms like CMS increasingly see strength in their regional operations. With multinationals such as Boeing investing outside the capital, law firms follow suit to service these clients. Many believe a post-Brexit world will signify increased investment, professional resources and infrastructure, such as HS2, in the regions. It is time for both lawyers and clients to think beyond the capital.
CMS' Sheffield office has a strength in high-end work, the team being some of the most highly-rated commercial lawyers in the north. Key sector specialisms include clinical & professional risk, health & safety, pensions, employment, disputes and more.
Tonight the Sheffield team will host a panel session led by corporate partner Gareth Saynor and will explore the following topics:
- The growing importance of cities like Sheffield to the UK economy.
- The changing role of global law firms' operation in the regions as they serve multinational clients and take on new types of work.
- Advice for the next generation of lawyers, from reflections on their career journeys to date, and tips for those seeking to follow a similar path.
The session starts at 6pm with a panel discussion, chaired by a Legal Cheek journalist, followed by a Q&A session then drinks, nibbles and networking with lawyers on the panel, trainees and CMS' graduate recruitment team.
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International law firms are playing an increasingly important role in the UK’s key regional centres as they look to new opportunities beyond London. Multinationals such as Amazon and Boeing increasingly invest outside the capital, while the government continues to funnel investment into ‘Northern Powerhouse’ cities — with news this month of a plan to create almost 50,000 green energy jobs across the north and a move by Channel 4 to set up a new base in Yorkshire. A panel will discuss the growing importance of cities like Sheffield to the UK economy, and consider the changing role of global law firms operating in the regions as they serve multinational clients and take on new types of work. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.