Leading City firms in talks to bring in teams of contract lawyers

October 29, 2009 Several leading City firms are considering using contract lawyers as part of a venture by a new business to create a vetted pool of temporary lawyers to support major practices.

Firms including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Travers Smith and a number of US firms in London are interested in bringing in contract lawyers for individual pieces of work - a model rarely used in the UK but well-established in the US.

Recruiter John Cullen has held conversations with the firms above, as well as a number of firms in the top 50, about the new service 'itsmylaw', which will formally launch in the new year.

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