As Freshfields looks to Manchester, can top law firms ignore the nearshoring stampede?

Pressure for top firms to open UK low cost centres mounts as Freshfields begins search for 100,000 sq ft Manchester base

“If you had told me six months ago that Freshfields was going to open in Manchester, I would have been slightly amazed.”

That’s the verdict of the outsourcing centre chief at a top 20 firm on Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s plans to open a new low-cost base in Manchester.

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