Clifford Chance buys Carillion's Newcastle-based legal services arm

Magic circle firm buys 60 paralegal business from Carillion to launch low cost UK legal centre

Clifford Chance (CC) has acquired the legal services arm of collapsed construction giant Carillion – Carillion Advice Service (CAS).

The firm is taking on 60 paralegals in Newcastle, who will create a new UK low-cost centre for CC. However, the deal does not include the roughly 10 CAS staff employed in Telford to carry out insurance claims handling work.

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