Taylor Wessing confirms Liverpool office launch as firm mulls training contract offering

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The centre will open in September

International law firm Taylor Wessing is launching a low-cost support hub in Liverpool.

The centre will open in September, initially with a small number of new legal service roles as well as local operational support. According to Taylor Wessing, it’s also proposing to move its business acceptance team out of London, as it looks to meet the increasing demand on business services and adapt to changing clients’ needs.

Over the coming months, the 32-office outfit will continue to review its operations to assess the development and growth of its new outpost. On why it punted for Liverpool, Taylor Wessing cited the city’s thriving and progressive environment, high volume of experienced people and excellent universities.

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And training contract hunters of Liverpool take note.

On the possibility of a Liverpool offering, Taylor Wessing’s graduate talent partner, Matthew Royle, told Legal Cheek:

“It’s still early days and we’ll continue to assess all options in line with our business needs — including our training contracts and alternative qualification routes. The new office will provide yet another opportunity to encourage our talent to flourish and embed our culture, developing new ways of working, and complement our teams across both offices.”

Taylor Wessing isn’t the first international legal player to be lured beyond the boundaries of the City.

In April, Legal Cheek reported that Reed Smith was gearing up to launch a low-cost support hub in Leeds. At the time, Reed Smith said the centre will offer support to its London office while providing a “creative environment” for its lawyers and support staff “to find new approaches to problem solving”.

Last year, Norton Rose Fulbright confirmed it was expanding its Newcastle operations following a successful 12-month pilot project. Other firms to launch similar ventures outside London include Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker McKenzie, in Belfast, and Latham & Watkins, Freshfields and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisne, in Manchester.

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Hope they give the trainees stab vests…



They can leave those in London along with the acid attacks



Calm down! Calm down!



The only trainees will be trainee document production staff. The statement was very vague and non-committal.



I think being spat on is the bigger risk, especially by a certain pundit!




Look at the Londoner trying to say somewhere else in the country has a knife crime problem.




How do you know the commenter is from London, moron?



A guess that is in all likelihood correct.



Based on what? Idiot.


More common sense and worldly experience than you will ever know, chum.

Struggling to keep track.

Do they mean Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner?



I would insult Liverpool but let’s be honest, London is a lot worse. That being said, both of them are better than Birmingham



About time people started looking at Liverpool rather than the bizarre fixation that everyone has on moving things to Manchester.

Manchester has built up a bizarre myth that it’s some sort of mini London. In reality it’s just like Liverpool but with sh1tter architecture and fewer museums, galleries and theatres.


Demos Craticus

Middle class people, seemingly on here in any event, are pointlessly elitist and disparaging.

ad hominem – non sequitur. Look up these words.



Don’t knock it.

You’ll get a huge house in a nice area for the cost of a shabby London bedsit.


Demos Craticus

Middle class have exploited the system to benefit them. Is life so grandiose at the top that they have to look down on those, who were likely screwed in some way to get to the pinnacle of their (greasy pole) careers. Said social class have the best of everything yet they still bitch and act like petulant school children. Don’t you ever grow up, one day you’ll just be a corpse (literally) to match your current corpse (zombie) nature. I just don’t understand, there are people in food queues with not enough money to feed their children.

Yet, we have these bourgeois almost if not entirely, narcissistic lot with their ‘plastic 1st class and plastic 2.1s’ from their university’s ‘glass ceiling’ academic assessment, deriding others who are not so fortunate to go to university. I really have a difficult time understand barristers’ minds. I thought law with its academic rigour would have long driven out such childhood propensities.

It’s like I am communicating to or with children who have I-phone toys.

It is almost as they’re iPhone jockeys with an inability to use their brain filter.


Common Law, Common Sense

What the fuck are you talking about?


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