Be­van Brit­tan reports a strong fi­nan­cial year

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / NEWS - Grace Ham­mond NEWS RE­PORTER @ york­shire­post

Law firm Be­van Brit­tan re­ported a strong fi­nan­cial per­for­mance in 2017/ 18, with rev­enues up for the sixth year in suc­ces­sion.

Be­van Brit­tan, which has an of­fice at Toronto Square in Leeds, said turnover for the year was £ 44m, up 12 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous year when it was £ 39.2m.

Michael Boyd, of­fice se­nior part­ner in Leeds, said: “Be­van Brit­tan has had a strong fi­nan­cial year sup­ported by in­creased busi­ness ac­tiv­ity na­tion­ally, and in par­tic­u­lar here in York­shire.

“We are ben­e­fit­ing from the de­liv­ery of a clear strat­egy to broaden our mar­kets and range of clients; to in­vest in the tal­ent across the firm; and iden­tify and at­tract new hires and to in­vest in new tech­nol­ogy.

“Since open­ing the Leeds of­fice in au­tumn 2015, we have grown to over 30 lawyers of whom ten are part­ners – and we plan to ex­pand the of­fice fur­ther as busi­ness vol­umes con­tinue to rise.”

In 2017/ 18, Be­van Brit­tan ad­vised a range of lo­cal busi­nesses in­clud­ing Horn­beam Park on its ac­qui­si­tion pro­gramme and A Shade Greener on its grow­ing se­cured lend­ing book.

The firm also says it ex­panded its role on the West York­shire Le­gal Frame­work ( WYLAW) which com­prises the five lo­cal au­thor­i­ties of West York­shire and also York.

Man­ag­ing part­ner Dun­can Weir said: “Be­van Brit­tan now has a bal­anced client port­fo­lio, part­ner­ing a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and NHS and in­de­pen­dent health & so­cial care providers across Eng­land and Wales, with a vi­brant hous­ing prac­tice and ad­vis­ing more than 300 busi­nesses.”

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