Bevan Brittan has opened an office in Leeds.
The commercial firm’s arrival in the city will mean it now has four offices across the country. As well as its Yorkshire base, it also has premises in London, Birmingham and Bristol.
Bevan Brittan is hiring seven new partners for the office, together with a supporting team of legal professionals and administrative staff. They will be based at Toronto Square, Toronto Street, in the heart of the city’s business district.
The firm’s senior partner, Beth Evans, will be based in the new Leeds office to support its opening.
Two of the new partners at the firm include Michael Boyd, who is a recognised healthcare lawyer and has specialised in commercial issues affecting the NHS for nearly 20 years and Julie Cowan-Clark, who has more than 15 years’ property experience across the public and private sector.
Duncan Weir (pictured), the managing partner of Bevan Brittan, said that the move was an exciting new chapter in the firm’s story.
“Our move is in response to client demand and cements our status as a growing firm delivering national public, private and third sector work,” he said.
“We are an ambitious firm with aspirations for sustainable growth, which is why we are making a significant investment and bringing in some of the very best talent in the UK, across both public sector and private specialisms.
“Leeds is a major commercial centre in its own right and also a key centre for the public sector, taking a lead role in the Core Cities programme and housing NHS England’s national HQ. As such, it makes strong strategic sense for us to have a base in Leeds.”