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Bevan Brittan reaches five-year milestone in Leeds

Bevan Brittan is celebrating five years of operation in Leeds, having opened its Toronto Square office in the city back in September 2015. The office originally opened with just eight lawyers but has significantly expanded to now have 13 partners and a total of 55 staff, including recent new partners Judith Hopper, James Teagle, Christian Hunt and David Kitson. During this time, Bevan Brittan has also doubled the size of its office space in Toronto Square to allow for future

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Bevan Brittan in Leeds promotes two to senior associate

Bevan Brittan has promoted two lawyers from its Leeds office in its latest promotions round. Nick Thackray and Charles Stent (pictured, left and right, respectively) have been promoted to senior associate, both within the property team at Bevan Brittan. Michael Boyd, head of Bevan Brittan’s Leeds office, where the firm employs more than 50 legal professionals and support staff, said: “I am delighted that we are promoting two lawyers here in Leeds. My congratulations go to Nick and Charles. Both are

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Three new hires boost Bevan Brittan property team in Leeds

Leeds-based law firm Bevan Brittan has expanded its property team with the recruitment of Ashley Mallett, Tracey Lynam and Ben Tasker Mallett joined Bevan Brittan as a property solicitor from Ison Harrison, while licenced conveyancer Lynam and solicitor apprentice Tasker arrived from Blacks Solicitors. They have joined a property team at Bevan Brittan that advises a range of businesses and organisations around Yorkshire and nationwide on property acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant and estates management matters, planning and development,

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Bevan Brittan welcomes new property partner in Leeds

Bevan Brittan has appointed James Teagle as a partner in its property disputes team. Teagle joins Bevan Brittan’s Toronto Square-based Leeds office from Blacks, where he was a partner and the head of the property disputes team. He has extensive experience of resolving land and property-based disputes, including those centring on business tenancy renewals; service charge, rent review and dilapidations disagreements; and disputes around restrictive covenants, easements, trespass and claims for possession. Teagle is regularly involved in complex, high-value claims.

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Bevan Brittan reports revenue growth amid Leeds investment

Bevan Brittan has reported continued growth in revenue for the previous financial year, as the firm made substantial investments in its capability and capacity in Leeds. Turnover reached £46 million during the past financial year, up 4.5% from the £44 million generated in 2017/18. The firm’s net profit also increased, reaching £9.97 million. Michael Boyd, Bevan Brittan’s office head in Leeds, commented: “This has been another strong financial year for the firm and since 2012/13 we have, over the last

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New additions in Leeds for Bevan Brittan

Bevan Brittan has strengthened its Leeds office with new recruits and multiple promotions. Clinical risk specialist Susan Trigg has joined the firm as a senior associate, expanding Bevan Brittan’s national clinical risk offering to directly support clients in the north. Trigg has joined the firm from the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland and has extensive experience in acting for healthcare organisations and professionals on areas including clinical negligence claims, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, and inquests. Sarah Greenhalgh, senior

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Bevan Brittan ready for recruitment drive in Leeds

Bevan Brittan has completed the refurbishment and expansion of its office space in Leeds. The firm has doubled its floor space in Toronto Square, signing a new 10-year lease ahead of plans to increase its 32-strong team over the next three-to-five years. The office has been redesigned and refurbished over recent months to support future recruitment plans, introducing new agile and flexible working facilities and a new client meeting suite. Operations continued as normal during the building work, which has

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Two firms with offices in Leeds perform strongly

Two firms with significant presences in Leeds have reported strong financial performances. Bevan Brittan, which has an office at Toronto Square in Leeds, recorded national turnover for 2017/18 of £44 million, up 12% from the previous year. Its net profit also rose 23% to £9.6 million. Mills & Reeve’s national turnover, meanwhile, rose to a record £106.3 million, an increase of 14% on last year. Highlights in Yorkshire for Bevan Brittan have included advising a range of local businesses, including

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Bevan Brittan strengthens Leeds office with employment specialist hire

Bevan Brittan has strengthened its Leeds office with the recruitment of a specialist employment lawyer to advise its public and private sector clients. Tim Gooder joins the firm as a senior associate, arriving at Bevan Brittan from Gordons. Gooder has spent all of his career to date working in Yorkshire, having qualified at East Yorkshire firm Hamers Solicitors and going on to work for Simpson Millar and DWF before joining Gordons in Leeds in 2015. He works across sectors with