By: 13 February 2020
Knights plans expansion in York

Listed legal services business Knights is investing in a new office in the centre of York to support its plans to significantly increase its presence in the city.

Having recently opened its York office at 5 Museum Street, Knights will relocate to Hudson Quarter, a modern, open-plan workspace, set around a landscaped courtyard, located opposite York Railway Station.

The move, which is expected to take place in early 2021, is in line with the legal services business’s strategy to grow its share in key geographic markets outside London.

Commenting on the new office and plans for growth in York, Jonathan Moore, officer partner for the city at Knights, commented: “We recently launched our York operations with great growth ambitions, supported by a strong and experienced team. Today’s update provides us with a great runway for growth in the region, as we continue to make positive steps to build the leading legal and professional services business outside London.”

“The space at Hudson Quarter is an ideal location to expand our employee base in York, through the recruitment of high calibre professionals who would like to be part of an ambitious business and are attracted to our unique culture and risk-free corporate model.”

Knights moved into York at the beginning of February. It was the the legal services business’s second new market in recent months, following the acquisitions of Emms Gilmore Liberson and ERT Law in Birmingham, and marked its 10th office outside London.

A team of 20, including seven partners, launched the Knights presence in York earlier this month.

Moore, a real estate specialist, is supported by partners who specialise in real estate, employment, dispute resolution and private client, including Isabel Bishop, Matthew Yates, Antonia Moore, Kirsty Barsby and Caroline Hawcroft.

Knights reported a 34% increase in revenue to £32 million for the six months end 31 October 2019.