Shoosmiths Leeds office
Shoosmiths Leeds office.
Nick Hill

Shoosmiths Leeds eyes strong 2018 after major growth in first year of business

The Leeds office of national law firm Shoosmiths “stands in extremely good stead” for 2018 after growing its team from seven to more than 60 in its first year of business.

Shoosmiths Leeds will mark its 12 month anniversary on 1st December, having opened its office back in 2016 with fewer than 10 people on board.

Since launch, the office has executed a growth strategy, attracting a wide range of legal talent from a raft of competitor law firms.

Partners have been recruited across a broad range of legal specialisms, including corporate, commercial, real estate, banking and regulatory, with notable clients including; Allied London and LDC.

As for next year, the law firm will relocate the Leeds office to Bruntwood’s landmark Platform redevelopment in February 2018. Shoosmiths has signed a 10-year lease to take 9,720 sq ft at Platform.

Paul Stokey, head of Shoosmiths Leeds said: “We have built up a highly-experienced team of expert legal practitioners, to ensure we can offer clients a market-leading service.

“This will stand us in extremely good stead for 2018, a year that will see us move into our new purpose-designed office space at Platform where we will embed a fully agile work culture.

“With a strong team behind us we are intent on achieving further market penetration in the region, differentiating ourselves from competitors via our focus on the client experience. We will continue to grow our team at a steady rate, attracting leading legal talent, by virtue of our client-focused approach.”

Shoosmiths is a national law firm with a network of 12 offices in the UK.

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