30 Sep 2016 04:00pm

PwC Legal to integrate into PwC UK

The accountancy firm PwC has announced that it will be integrating PwC Legal into its UK business to become a multi-disciplinary practice
Caption: Big Four firm to become multi-disciplinary practice from October

It follows the approval by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as an alternative business structure in 2014, which allowed PwC to become its owner.

PwC Legal has 16 partners, 26 directors and a total of 350 employees across London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Belfast. It provides advice in cyber security and data protection, corporate reorganisation, disputes, employment, immigration, M&A, pensions and technology within the broader firm.

Kevin Burrowes, head of clients and markets, said, “This is the natural next step. By fully integrating PwC Legal into the rest of our business we are better placed to meet increasing client demand for more holistic advice.

“The ability to embed legal advice more fully into our advisory services allows us to better help our clients solve their complex challenges and problems, particularly as the UK heads towards the unchartered territory of Brexit.”

Crispin Passmore, from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said the integration was “one more example of how modern regulation can work to support innovation”.

Jessica Fino

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