Law firms that have their roots in Leeds, now cover the globe. Many of the UK’s national and international law firms – Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Eversheds and Squire Sanders Dempsey started life in the Leeds city region and that is something that Leeds is justly proud of.
Today, Leeds is the UK’s fastest growing core city with a thriving international hub of legal and financial services. Its heritage as an international city of manufacturing and commerce dates back over 200 years.
Over the last two centuries, entrepreneurial and enterprising Leeds lawyers have played a key role in forging the city’s international trade links. Once responsible for providing legal services and advice to pioneering Yorkshire businessmen, Leeds lawyers now advise international organisations on all aspects of law and business services.
Well-known for their ‘Yorkshire approach’, lawyers in Leeds are proud to offer high quality, value for money, no-nonsense advice, combined with strong personal client relationships and an entrepreneurial approach.
As one of the top contributors to the city’s economy, the legal profession in Leeds attracts young talent from across the UK, keen to progress their careers with top firms, working for high-calibre clients.
According to Jeremy Shulman, chairman of law firm Shulmans, based in the city, “Leeds law firms are very competitive, there’s no doubt about that, but there is a strong sense that by working together, we can grow the city and the region’s economy across all business sectors. If business is strong, so are the law firms.”
It is this strong collaboration between the city’s law firms, which led to the creation of the UK’s first city-based legal marketing campaign, Leeds Legal.