Global law firm Reed Smith to set up in Yorkshire
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.”