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Ashurst On Target To Create 300 Jobs
Categories: International Financial Services District Glasgow | Published: 25/10/2016 | Views: 1605
Article from www.ifsdglasgow.co.uk
Global legal firm Ashurst hit the headlines this month, confirming it's on schedule to create 300 jobs in the first five years of operating its legal business support services centre in Glasgow's IFSD.
Since opening at Central Exchange, Waterloo Street, in the summer of 2013, the firm has grown rapidly to employ 230 staff. Of these, around 60 people are legal staff and the remainder work across seven business support areas including finance, risk and compliance, IT and HR. The legal function is represented mainly by a growing team of legal analysts, a new role within the legal market which the firm created specifically for its Glasgow base. Typically, these legal analysts are law graduates looking for an alternative to qualifying as a lawyer. Mike Polson, managing partner of the office describes the role as "law meeting business meeting technology and combining those skills together". So far, the centre of excellence in Glasgow has worked with colleagues across the firm's 24 international offices, handling early-stage legal work including document review for litigation cases and due diligence for corporate and finance transactions, It is a growing exporter of legal services from Scotland into the international market.
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