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British Lawyers Go West

by | 4th, April 2007

US TV is full of legal dramas starring svelte and urbane lawyers balancing tough court cases and steamy office romances and now it seems that all that glamour and sex is tempting British legal eagles to join US firms.

Well, that and the extra cash.

The Times reports that last year alone, 71 partners left UK law firms for their American rivals in London with the vast majority moving for the substantially higher salaries.

According to Legal Business magazine, US law firms in the capital are outperforming their British counterparts with Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York-based firm with 56 lawyers in their London offices, the best-performing firm in the city.



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