Bevan Brittan is celebrating five years of operation in Leeds, having opened its Toronto Square office in the city back in September 2015.
The office originally opened with just eight lawyers but has significantly expanded to now have 13 partners and a total of 55 staff, including recent new Partners Judith Hopper, James Teagle, Christian Hunt and David Kitson.
During this time, the firm has also doubled the size of its office space in Toronto Square to allow for future expansion, signing a new ten-year lease in 2018.
The legal teams in the Leeds office have the skills and specialisms to advise across a range of markets and services including housing, commercial and healthcare property, commercial, construction, employment and litigation, owner-managed businesses, local government and healthcare. Over 380 national clients are managed out of the Leeds office including Yorkshire Housing, Hornbeam Park, Shawbrook Bank, Dematic and a range of NHS Trusts and Local Authorities.
Teams in the Leeds office have received increasing recognition for their expertise and high quality, receiving rankings in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories and recently shortlisted in the Yorkshire Property Awards 2020, showcasing the breadth of our offering across the property market.
The firm has also played an active role supporting local communities and initiatives around Leeds and Yorkshire. The office donated £5,000 last Christmas to Harrogate-based adult mental health charity Claro, which staff have also raised further funds for during the last year. Other causes the Leeds office has raised funds for include the Charlie’s Angels bereavement centre and St George’s Crypt.
Commenting on reaching the five-year milestone, Michael Boyd, Head of the Leeds Office at Bevan Brittan said: “We are delighted and proud to have been part of the Leeds business community for five years. It seems like only yesterday that a small team of us were settling into the office in 2015! The office has won and developed a great list of clients across Leeds, the Yorkshire region and nationally. Through them, we have been involved in complex and high profile instructions across the public and private sectors. This is a vibrant and resilient region and, despite the challenges of Covid-19, we look forward to continuing to work with our clients and helping them achieve their objectives. We expect the growth we have achieved over the last 5 years to continue.”
Duncan Weir, Managing Partner at Bevan Brittan, added: “Opening our Leeds office was a key strategic objective within Bevan Brittan’s business plan. It has been an investment that has certainly proven its value, enabling us to advise and support a whole range of clients across Yorkshire and beyond and we will continue to invest in our people, services and systems in Leeds as we continue to grow the number of clients in the region.”