City

The City sub-committee currently comprises the following directors: Bill Barton, Mark Turnbull, Nick Emmerson, Emma Pearmaine and Sue Harris. Its broad purpose is to promote collaboration between the legal sector in Leeds and Leeds City Council, and other major stakeholders in the city. Two proposals from the sub-committee, a promotional stand at the next IBA event, and an event for in-house counsel at the forthcoming “Leeds in London” events in the Autumn are currently being discussed with the Council.  It also intends to work on the visibility of the legal sector both in Leeds and the wider UK economy to ensure that Leeds continues to be regarded as the best legal centre outside of London and is also intending to raise other social issues which connect to Leeds as a legal destination such as issues around the Living Wage and reduction of wage poverty.