Carillion's legal services arm faces fire sale as dozens of in-house lawyers brace for last paycheque

Collapsed construction company looks for buyer for managed legal services arm

Carillion’s managed legal services arm, Carillion Advice Services (CAS), could be sold off as a separate business as dozens of in-house legal staff face up to an uncertain future following the construction giant’s collapse.

The construction and outsourcing company, which filed for compulsory liquidation on Monday (15 January), is understood to be looking for a buyer for CAS, which is staffed by about 70 paralegals, with the bulk based in Newcastle, plus 10 in Birmingham.

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