Leading Yorkshire law firm Dickinson Dees is embarking on a period of expansion as it opens the doors of its new office in Leeds.
The firm, which is scheduled to move into No 1 Whitehall Riverside over Easter, is seeking high-quality lawyers from across the UK to join its growing practice, in addition to the 50-strong team it is bringing from York.
An extensive fit-out of the 17,000 sq ft offices on the sixth floor of 1 Whitehall Riverside is currently underway.
John Marshall, the senior partner of Dickinson Dees, whose other offices are in Newcastle, London and the Tees Valley, said: “By moving to one of the top five financial cities in the country, we are positioning ourselves for further expansion of our business.
“If we are to meet our ambitious plans to grow our business, it is important for us to seize the opportunities presented in Leeds and across the region. Our move gives us the opportunity to grow by providing the very best service for our clients.”
He explained: “To continue to provide the best possible service we must have the best lawyers. Our current recruitment drive has resulted in significant interest and we will be making a number of key appointments soon. We have the capacity to double our 50-strong staff in Leeds, which demonstrates our investment in the Yorkshire market.”
Firms working on the fit-out of the new offices, which overlook the River Aire and are less than five minutes walk from Leeds Station, include office fit-out specialists Overbury, MCM Architects and quantity surveyors Davies Langdon.
No. 1 Whitehall Riverside represents the first commercial phase of Whitehall Riverside. The property provides 129,514 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation on ground and seven upper floors with 17,131 sq ft net accommodation on a typical floorplate, and includes a cafe/restaurant at ground level. In addition, a 72 space car park is situated at basement level.
Approached through a striking full height atrium with a manned reception, the property incorporates a central service core serving all floors.