The City is a leading centre for legal services, primarily for Corporate or Commercial Law. This is the area of law that provides advice and guidance to businesses and governments about their interaction with the law. Lawyers in the City are almost all Solicitors, providing their services directly to clients (as opposed to Barristers who are primarily arguing cases in court).

£5.3 billion

The combined 2012/13 turnover of the "Magic Circle" law firms


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The City is a leading centre for legal services, primarily for Corporate or Commercial Law. This is the area of law that provides advice and guidance to businesses and governments about their interaction with the law. Lawyers in the City are almost all Solicitors, providing their services directly to clients (as opposed to Barristers who are primarily arguing cases in court).


£5.3 billion

The combined 2012/13 turnover of the "Magic Circle" law firms


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