11 February 2020
Taylor Wessing has signed a ten year lease for office space in the Edward Pavilion building, situated in Liverpool's famous Royal Albert Dock, capping off a highly successful year which will have created just over 100 new jobs by April 2020.
The firm's Liverpool office launched in November 2018 with a small risk team focused on business acceptance matters. The firm now has a team of 17 lawyers and paralegals, and over 60 business service professionals.
This growth includes the recruitment of five associates from top-rated regional firms and international law firms. All were attracted by the firm's brand, culture and client-base.
The firm is continuing to hire lawyers and paralegals across all its business service functions, and predicts a headcount of over 100 by the end of the financial year.
The Edward Pavilion, a refurbished 19th century warehouse, 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 the Liverpool team.
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."
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."