Taylor Wessing appoints Saleem Fazal as Head of Liverpool Office

15th October 2018

International law firm Taylor Wessing has today confirmed the appointment of Saleem Fazal to head up its new office in Liverpool.

The firm will initially launch in the city centre before the end of October. The new office will provide flexible space before long-term requirements are finalised in 2019 and long-term premises confirmed.

Saleem has been a partner of the firm since 2005 and heads up the real estate disputes team. His appointment is effective immediately, with responsibility for leading the Liverpool office, directing strategy and providing seamless client service.

Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn said: “Saleem’s appointment is an important step in advancing our new office and we are delighted that he will be leading the office. He has great experience in managing successful teams and, crucially, has worked with all areas of our business and understands our client’s needs.”

Commenting on his new appointment, partner and head of Liverpool, Saleem Fazal said: “I’m really looking forward to opening our new office in Liverpool and driving the opportunities it presents for clients across our international network.

“We’re being realistic with timescales as we build our new team but really encouraged by the response from people and the calibre of applicants coming through. A key part of developing our team will be effective on-boarding and getting to know colleagues around the business.”

Saleem will be co-located spending time in both London and Liverpool.

More about Saleem Fazal

Ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500, Saleem heads the Real Estate Disputes group and advises on the full range of commercial real estate disputes. He is also Talent Partner of real estate and represents LGBT on our Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Saleem set up the external LGBT+ network, Freehold. Supported by Taylor Wessing, Freehold was set up as an industry first network exclusively for the real estate sector and has attracted over 1200 members since launching in 2011. Members include surveyors, asset managers, architects, developers, investors and property lawyers from the public and private sector. which has grown to over 1,200 members. Freehold was recognised for its outstanding contribution to the sector at the Estates Gazette Awards 2018. 

More about Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is the trading name used by a number of law firms providing professional services to clients around the world and by other related entities. Each law firm is a separate and independent legal entity or partnership and a member of or affiliated to a member of Taylor Wessing Verein. Taylor Wessing Verein does not itself provide any legal or other services to clients. Further information can be found on our regulatory page at www.taylorwessing.com/en/regulatory

Taylor Wessing is a leading full-service international law firm with over 400 partners and 1100 lawyers in 18 countries around the world. We work with clients in the most dynamic industries helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. Our focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled us to develop market-leading expertise in: Technology, Media and Communications, Life Sciences, Private Wealth and Energy.


15th October 2018