Ashurst expanding in Glasgow
Ashurst will exceed its target to staff its Glasgow support center with more than 300 staff by 2018. The low cost support center already has 210 people including legal analysts, lawyers and risk and compliance specialists.
The risk and compliance team in particular will be expanded by the beginning of next year, doubling in size from 15 to 30 people. The expansion is in response to an increased regulatory workload. The team provides advice internally as well as to clients and covers a range of regulatory issues, including sanctions.
The office has now become the firm's fourth largest, behind London, Sydney and Melbourne. It was opened in 2013 with a five year plan to grow the office to around 300 people, a pace that is now set to be beaten.