5 July 2021
Today we announce the completion of our permanent office space in the Edward Pavilion building in Liverpool's vibrant and iconic Royal Albert Dock.
The completion of the project follows the signing of a ten-year lease in February 2020 and underlines our long-term commitment to the city and its communities.
Since establishing a presence in Liverpool in November 2018, the firm has built a team of 100+ legal and business experts, and has a growing reputation as an employer of choice for outstanding talent in the region.
Our office in Liverpool focuses on delivering a broad range of legal services including corporate, real estate, disputes, finance, private client and trade marks, with more areas of specialism to follow. Working with colleagues across our business operations teams in London, the office also delivers critical operations, including data, IT, innovation, finance, HR and business development, digital marketing and design.
UK Managing Partner, Shane Gleghorn, said "We are delighted with our decision to choose Liverpool as the home for our new legal and business services operation. We are a people business and we need a pipeline of talented individuals with a wide range of skills. The depth and diversity of talent in Liverpool and the North West has been fantastic for our business."
Partner and Head of the Liverpool office, Saleem Fazal, said "We are looking forward to settling into our new space. Our Liverpool team plays a critical role in continually improving the ways in which we deliver legal and business services to our clients and the new space perfectly reflects our aspirations and values."
We serve the world's most innovative people and businesses and wanted the design of our new office space to be distinctive and inspirational, reflecting our creative culture and long-standing commitment to the arts.
Completion of the office at Royal Albert Dock is well-timed. We are also pleased to confirm a new corporate partnership with Tate Liverpool.
Taylor Wessing is already synonymous with the National Portrait Gallery in London and the self-titled international Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The firm's latest arts partnership with the Tate Liverpool, which is located only a stone's throw from its offices in Edward Pavilion, makes a real statement of our commitment to the Liverpool community and the opportunities delivered from our 'innovation hub' since opening an office in 2018.
Our office space was created with the expertise and support of international independent real estate consultancy Hollis, ADT Workplace, and Manchester-based interior design studio 'kin, who delivered an interior that showcases cutting-edge technology and space that promotes teamwork and collaboration against a backdrop of imagery from the National Portrait Gallery, which the firm sponsors.
The space and designs have already started to gain recognition, having been shortlisted for both the North West Property Awards - Fit Out Of The Year category, and the Insider’s Liverpool City Region Fit Out of the Year Award.
by Paul Lawrence and Shane Gleghorn