One of the UK’s top 20 law firms is upgrading and refurbishing its UK offices to support the continued growth of the firm, thanks to £3.9m financing from HSBC UK.
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is using £1m to upgrade and refurbish its Plymouth office at Ballard House, following the extension of its lease in June last year.
The rest of the funding will be used to upgrade other offices around the UK, including work already completed in Southampton and Bristol, with further plans for its other offices in 2020 and beyond. The investment follows continued year-on-year growth for the firm, which operates in eight UK cities.
Martin Lucas, Chief Financial Officer at Womble Bond Dickinson, said: “We have a long-term commitment to Plymouth and the other cities where we’re located around the UK. The support we’ve received from HSBC UK allows us to make significant improvements to a number of our offices. Our Plymouth office continues to go from to strength, providing clients with a unique offering of national and international experience on their doorstep. We look forward to developing the business further with their support.”
Ben Foster, Relationship Director at HSBC UK, said: “Womble Bond Dickinson is a well-established transatlantic firm. More and more, law firms are improving their regional offering and footprint across the UK and it is great to see WBD investing in its regions. HSBC UK has worked with the firm for a number of years and we are delighted to provide support to allow them to develop many of its offices across the country.”
WBD provides legal services to local, national and international clients, with UK operations in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds, Plymouth, Southampton, London, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, as well as several sites in the US.