Third major office investment in 12 months for growing law firm

Independent law firm, Brabners, has settled into new Leeds offices at 1 City Square.

The firm, which recently achieved B-Corp status, confirmed its entry into the Yorkshire market and the opening of its fourth UK office in Leeds earlier this year, having taken space on the first floor of the landmark city centre development.

Brabners has recruited four partners – covering corporate law and real estate – as it develops a full-service offering in the region to complement its 430-strong team across the North of England.

More senior appointments are due to arrive with the firm imminently, covering litigation, real estate planning and regulatory specialisms.

The Leeds office, designed by workplace interiors specialist Incognito, represents Brabners’ third major office investment in 12 months, complementing its move to 20,000 sq ft of Grade A office space at Barbirolli Square in Manchester earlier this year; and its relocation to similarly office accommodation in Lancashire, on the outskirts of Preston.

Robert White, CEO, said: “Our move into 1 City Square marks an important milestone in our expansion into Leeds; in our plan to grow our position in the market; and our intention to play a key role in supporting the Yorkshire business community.

“We are confident our stunning new office accommodation will prove to be transformational – providing a flexible, accessible environment that facilitates and encourages collaboration with our clients and between our colleagues; consistent with our transition to agile working.

“We are incredibly pleased with our progress since announcing our entry in Leeds earlier this year, and our move into 1 City Square will provide a perfect opportunity to generate even more momentum.”

Nik White, managing partner, said: “Our culture is one of our key differentiators – whether that’s delivering on our purpose, to demonstrate that business can bring about positive change, as reflected by becoming a B Corp; or whether that’s by investing in our people and our office accommodation.

“Having personally worked at Brabners as a trainee solicitor right through to managing partner, it’s been incredibly rewarding to see how our team and our clients have benefitted from that approach – with our culture placed front and centre at all times – and how it has enhanced our ability to attract aspiring lawyers that will meet the needs of our clients and lead our firm in the future.”