Taylor Wessing opens in Liverpool
International law firm Taylor Wessing has confirmed the opening of its office in Liverpool, bringing its number of offices to 33 in 19 jurisdictions.
The office is located in the city centre and will provide flexible space before long-term requirements are finalised in 2019.
As reported early in October, Partner Saleem Fazal, will head the Liverpool office, with initial priorities including developing the new operations while leading recruitment and onboarding of new colleagues.
Partner and head of Liverpool, Saleem Fazal said: “Since we announced our intention to open in Liverpool, we’ve had such a positive response from our clients, the people of Liverpool and from candidates applying for the roles that we’ve created in the city.
“A huge amount of work by many colleagues across the firm has gone into this launch and it’s been a fantastic collective effort to get the office up and running so quickly. We’re really excited to finally open the doors and using the impressive talent that’s joined us in the region to drive the opportunities for clients across our international network.”
Managing partner Shane Gleghorn commented: “Opening our Liverpool office provides us with greater opportunities to support our clients by continuing to deliver excellent legal services. The new office enables us to develop our people, our resources and our technology in a manner that meets our clients’ needs and ensures continued growth.”
Ellen Cutler, director of Invest Liverpool, said:
“Invest Liverpool has developed a close working relationship with taylor wessing and we look forward to continuing and growing this relationship as the firm commences its Liverpool operations.”
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, who is overseeing an unprecedented investment boom in the city, commented: “It is fantastic to welcome Taylor Wessing, a successful and expanding international firm to Liverpool. The firm’s decision to locate here, like the RCP and many other prestigious organisations, further underlines the private sector’s growing confidence to invest in our city.
“Taylor Wessing engaged warmly with us during the process of choosing their new operation location, so we have got to know them well and we are looking forward to this union going from strength to strength.”
“The recent International Business Festival demonstrated Liverpool’s energy as an attractive and progressive city and I’m sure Taylor Wessing’s creative reputation will make for an excellent addition to our business community.”
Initially, the office will open in flexible premises in Merchants Court in the city centre, while the team and new working practices are embedded and appropriate long-term office space is secured.
The initial ambition is to grow to 25 legal and business services professionals within its first quarter of operation.
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