International law firm Taylor Wessing will create dozens of new jobs in Liverpool after signing a ten-year lease for office at the Edward Pavilion building in the city’s prestigious Royal Albert Dock.
The firm launched its Liverpool office at the tail end of 2018, but the initial small risk team has since grown to feature 17 lawyers and paralegals and more than 60 business service professionals.
It now says the team will grow to more than 100 by April, following a ‘highly successful’ 12 months culminating in its high-profile move.
This growth includes the recruitment of five associates from top-rated regional firms and international law firms, and Taylor Wessing says all were ‘attracted by the firm’s brand, culture and client-base’.
Taylor Wessing Partner and head of the firm’s Liverpool office, Saleem Fazal, said: “It’s been a highly successful year for the firm as a whole with fantastic achievements in terms of our strategy, the modernisation of our work practices, and our profitability.
“The stunning location of our new Liverpool home is the icing on the cake, and we are thrilled to be able to commit our future to this vibrant, enterprising city.
“Our team in Liverpool can’t wait to move into the stunning Edward Pavilion refurbishment, and we believe the new office will be a huge asset for us in attracting the very best legal and professional services talent in the North West.”
The stunning Edward Pavilion, a refurbished 19th century warehouse developed by Castleforge Partners, has been chosen to enable flexible working, high-speed connectivity with the firm’s 28 UK and international offices, and to encourage a collaborative and innovative working culture for our Liverpool team.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Taylor Wessing is at the forefront of modern legal services, using new technologies and modern practices to provide the best possible services to their clients.
“Their commitment to innovation precisely matches the ambitions of our city, and they make full use of our world-class knowledge assets.
“Their expansion into a permanent home on Liverpool’s historic waterfront is testament to the availability of high-end legal talent in this city, and I look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”