Global law firm Reed Smith to set up in York­shire

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IN­TER­NA­TIONAL LAW firm Reed Smith is to open an of­fice in Leeds and is pledg­ing “tar­geted lo­cal re­cruit­ment” as it as­sem­bles staff.

The of­fice will op­er­ate under its Reed Smith Global So­lu­tions ban­ner and will have an ini­tial base at Plat­form above Leeds City Sta­tion, to open in early July.

The le­gal of­fer­ing will see the cre­ation of a Records & E-Dis­cov­ery prac­tice draw­ing on the firm’s of­fer­ing in the US, as well as the hir­ing of as­so­ciates and par­ale­gals in key prac­tice and in­dus­try groups to ex­pand the firm’s of­fer­ing through­out the UK.

Ta­mara Box, man­ag­ing part­ner Europe & Mid­dle East, said: “With its strong ta­lent pool, high qual­ity real es­tate, grow­ing tech­nol­ogy of­fer­ing and two-hour con­nec­tion with Lon­don; Leeds is the perfect lo­ca­tion from which to launch our bil­lion dol­lar startup.

“Our peo­ple are our biggest as­set and we are com­mit­ted to grow­ing our base in Leeds through strate­gic lo­cal hires with dis­rup­tion to our ex­ist­ing teams kept to a min­i­mum.”

Roger Marsh, chair­man of the Leeds City Re­gion En­ter­prise Part­ner­ship, said: “It’s a vote of con­fi­dence in the City Re­gion that global le­gal brand Reed Smith has cho­sen to launch Reed Smith Global So­lu­tions in Leeds.

“Our le­gal sec­tor is grow­ing at a faster rate than any other city in the UK.”

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