The long arm of the law: London's law firms in a globalising world economy

JV Beaverstock*, PJ Taylor, RG Smith

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Abstract

The 'geography of law' is an emerging subdiscipline within human geography. However, the 'geography of law firms' and their functional capabilities remains strangely neglected in both producer-service and world-city literatures. In this paper we begin to address these gaps by investigating the importance of London in the globalisation of law and the uneven nature of that globalisation. We focus upon why, how, and where leading London law firms are developing world-city office networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1857-1876
Number of pages20
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Volume31
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

Keywords

  • PRODUCER SERVICES
  • BUSINESS
  • INTERNATIONALIZATION
  • SYSTEM
  • LABOR
  • BANKS

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