KPMG Aims to Double Size of its Legal Services Arm

KPMG Legal Services

KPMG is aiming to almost double headcount in its global legal services arm to more than 3,000 lawyers in the next few years, as the Big Four firm plots ambitious growth.

The accounting giant’s legal team currently comprises 1,800 lawyers across offices in 75 countries, and U.K. legal services head Nick Roome said it is exploring new jurisdictions, including in the Far East.

The firm is also aiming to expand its current 130-lawyer U.K. team, with a number of “senior” hires in the pipeline, Roome told Legal Week,’s London-based publication.

Roome has now led KPMG’s legal business for two and a half years, after joining from DLA Piper in July 2014—shortly before the Solicitors Regulation Authority awarded KPMG its alternative business structure (ABS) license.

Source: Krishnan Nair | The American Lawyer