Freshfields begins recruiting qualified lawyers for Manchester legal services centre

New recruits will help develop magic circle firm's three-year-old northwest support base

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is for the first time introducing qualified solicitors into its legal services centre in Manchester.

The magic circle firm – which had long intended to expand the Manchester outpost, launched in 2015, to include qualified lawyers – is now in the process of recruiting a number of associates into the hub.