Growth continues at Ashurst

04 Jun 2018

International law firm Ashurst is on track to create 300 new roles in Glasgow since it opened its office in 2013.

At launch, the Glasgow office had eight employees but has since grown to over 280, making it the firm's fourth largest office globally.  Around 200 of the staff are assigned to business services functions, including IT, finance, risk and compliance and business development. The remaining staff make up the legal team in Glasgow, consisting of legal analysts, legal technologists, legal project co-ordinators and qualified lawyers.

Ashurst also recently introduced a new corporate practice, with the hire of corporate associate Shaz Ali, from Morisons. This is the third dedicated practice team in Glasgow, following banking and commercial contracts, which were established to expand the firm's alternative legal services.

Mike Polson, managing partner of Ashurst in Glasgow said: "We are delighted to see the continued growth in both the scale and scope of the support the Glasgow office provides to the wider network. Our successful and highly flexible delivery model, provided by all the teams in Glasgow, allows the firm to respond to the commercial needs of the firm's clients, whilst remaining at the forefront of change in the industry."