One of Australia’s biggest law firms is looking again at whether to enter the UK market – as well as seeking to bring British lawyers down under.
Shine Lawyers, which has more than 1,000 staff working from 60 offices in Australia and New Zealand, said it is monitoring the UK market and ‘carefully considering’ a number of opportunities in this country.
The listed firm was expected a decade ago to follow its domestic rival Slater and Gordon to the UK, but despite repeated speculation about mergers or office openings, the move never happened.
Chief legal officer Lisa Flynn hinted that this situation may change if the chance came about to expand. ‘The UK jurisdiction is one that we have always been interested in. It is a common law jurisdiction and has a much larger population,’ said Flynn. ‘This could provide the synergy and opportunity for us to enter the UK at some…