This may be an odd thing for a competitor law firm to shout as a headline. The news that Clyde and Co are to open in Bristol adds to the growing and diverse legal scene in Bristol and our burgeoning legal and professional sector. The trend of firms moving into Bristol started with firms such as Bond Pearce, Foot Anstey and Ashfords extending their reach beyond the South West. More recently a number of London headquartered firms such as RPC and Simmons have made Bristol their home.
Not everyone welcomes the competition, fearing salary inflation, but we welcome the arrivals which help make the case for Bristol being the major legal centre outside London, build our reputation and profile thereby attracting work and talent from across the land. Bring it on!
An international law firm has revealed plans to open in Bristol with two partners brought in to lead the new office. Clyde & Co is set to open an office in the city in 2018, with two insurance disputes lawyers joining the firm's UK Professional and Financial Disputes (PFD) group