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Square One Law, the entrepreneurial commercial law firm, has opened its new office at 1 Park Row in the city centre of Leeds, to support a growing client base in the region.

Matthew Thompson, leading Yorkshire property lawyer, and who until recently headed up the property team of a national firm in Leeds, joined Square One Law in March at the start of lockdown to head up the Leeds office and has already secured a number of new clients and projects.

Adrian Hill, head of property at Square One Law said: “The new premises reflect Square One Law’s commitment to having a physical base in each of our key markets as part of our hybrid approach, that allows our teams across our full-service range, to work remotely from home and in our offices – following covid safety procedures.

A Leeds office was an obvious next move as the property team already acts for clients such as, Muse Developments, Rushbond, Highbridge, Landid and Marrico, where we have been appointed to act on their development of the former International swimming pool site on Lisbon Street.”

The move into Leeds represents Square One Law’s latest significant expansion since it was founded in Newcastle in 2011 by a team of experienced senior lawyers. Having established a strong brand in the North East, through its strategy of building long-term, personal relationships and offering a bespoke service delivered to clients by sector specialists, Square One Law went on to open its second office in Tees Valley in 2018.

Matthew Thompson said: “It was certainly an interesting time to join a new firm at the height of lockdown and I am delighted to say the reaction to Square One Law’s entrepreneurial approach has been very positive. This has allowed me to focus on building my existing relationships with clients such as Glentrool Group of Companies, Highgrove Group, Quest Apartment Hotels and Allied Pharmacies as well as working with Adrian Hill and Barney Frith in the Leeds market.”

Ian Gilthorpe, senior partner at Square One Law, said: “Opening the office in Leeds is a statement of intent for the firm and demonstrates that we are committed to the city and the wider Yorkshire market. Our offices are strategically located across the north, as we believe it is important for the firm to have a physical presence in our key regions and support local economies by having active, experienced teams helping clients grow their businesses. 1 Park Row is an ideal location for us and we are looking to recruit more talented lawyers to our team in the coming months.”


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