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The legal recruitment market amongst the commercial private practice law firms in Leeds is increasingly buoyant. The UK’s second legal centre after London, Leeds recent legal recruitment trends have served to consolidate the city’s position nationally. Quality of work is at an all time high, remuneration packages continue to rise and legal talent is increasingly attracted to the city. The combination of increased quality of life without the need to sacrifice quality of work is a heady one legal professionals and BCL Legal’s Leeds office is finding the number potential recruits is continuing to increase.
Existing heavyweight commercial law firms expand into new premises, Eversheds moved into their flagship Bridgewater Place office in Autumn 2007. Cobbetts’ Law Firms flagship Leeds office by the Riverside makes them the second largest commercial law organisation to move into this recently developed location, following Gordons Solicitors.
Gordon’s Solicitors have continued their investment in Leeds by expansion in May 2007, merging with long established Bradford practice David Yablon. Gordons’ managing partner Paul Ayre said: “This acquisition is part of Gordons’ ongoing controlled growth strategy and demonstrates our commitment to further developing the business…”. Another indicator of the strength of the market was apparent when North West practice DWF came into Leeds via merger with Ricksons Solicitors in early 2007, resulting in a continuing legal recruitment drive in the Leeds office.
Legal recruitment in Leeds has never been more buoyant, the variety and range of legal roles on offer has never been stronger, meaning that lawyers and solicitors seeking vacancies can easily fulfil their career aspirations in the city.
Tom Crampton of BCL Legal specialises in recruiting Solicitors into law firms across all disciplines in Leeds. If you would like information in relation to employment within Private Practice, please contact Tom Crampton on 0845 241 0939.