Brabners to enter Yorkshire with office in Leeds

Brabners to enter Yorkshire with office in Leeds

Law firm Brabners is expanding into Leeds and will open a new office at a landmark city centre location this summer, marking a major milestone in its strategic growth plan.

The move will facilitate the creation of a full-service team based in Yorkshire as the firm continues to invest in its future, having grown turnover by more than 30% since the launch of its new strategy in 2017.

With the office opening planned in a few months, the launch of Brabners in Yorkshire takes immediate effect with former Shulmans corporate partner Marcus Armstrong joining on 3 May. 

Armstrong’s arrival will be swiftly followed by other partner hires across a range of disciplines. He joins from Knights following its acquisition of Shulmans in 2020.

The office opening represents the law firm’s third major real estate investment in the past 12 months, after the firm recently relocated its Preston office to Walton Summit. It will also open its new 20,000 sqft office at Manchester’s Barbirolli Square this summer, complementing its base in Liverpool.

Robert White, chief executive officer at Brabners, said: “Our entry into the Leeds market marks a significant milestone for our firm and follows five years of consecutive growth. We are looking forward to building our presence in the market over the coming years and to playing our part as an integral member of the Yorkshire business community.”

“This latest move for our firm represents an important step-change for the business. It complements our existing locations in Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire; strengthens our presence in the North; and ultimately extends our reach, allowing us to continue to support a diverse range of regional and national clients.”

White added: “Leeds represents one of the UK’s fastest growing legal markets and is one of the pre-eminent markets outside of London, which makes it an ideal next step for us as we continue to deliver our strategic growth plan.” 

Nik White, managing partner at Brabners, commented: “People and culture have been at the heart of our success for many years. Launching in Leeds with a stunning new office reflects our commitment to keep driving our firm forward with ambition and positive intent, whilst maximising our opportunities to secure the best available talent and also providing outstanding facilities for our teams.”

“In Marcus, we are welcoming one of the city’s leading lawyers who will undoubtedly help us scale our team in Leeds at pace. With the office opening and our long-awaited Manchester move due this summer, we’re anticipating an incredibly exciting few months ahead.” 

Pictured: Nik White and Robert White / Image: Brabners
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