According to Portland Communications' annual study of corporate litigation, London is the international dispute resolution centre of choice with 63 per cent of all litigants coming from outside the UK. But it is not always a mutual choice.
The UK has a proud history of exporting goods and know-how. Sadly, incidents of this are few and far between in the modern age. But our legal services and court system is a key and growing export, admired and used across the globe.
The business of 'selling' legal advice is changing. A recent liberalisation of the rules means high street brands will increasingly move into the space which was once the sole preserve of traditional law firms.