Addleshaws, DLA, Eversheds and Pinsents. 

So will they dominate the market for all eternity?

This article provides an interesting commentary on the complexities of the present day real estate market in Manchester, for example: an international presence being essential for the modern day client; a full-service offering allowing firms to benefit from the development scheduled in Manchester, however small firms must find a niche in order to compete; and firms should keep an eye on the competition coming up from the south.