MLP Law expands into LiverpoolBy Matthew Ord, Digital Staff Writer
MLP Law has expanded its North West footprint by opening an office in Liverpool after feeling "the time was right to do so", its managing director has told Insider.
The law firm, which currently has a base at MediaCity in Salford, as well as its head office in Altrincham, is set to create jobs in Liverpool over the next 12 months having enjoyed a positive start to life on Penny Lane.
Managing director Stephen Attree told Insider: "We came to Liverpool for two main reasons. It's a city on the up and a location which is thriving at the moment, and there's also a substantial amount of inward investment going into the city.
"We've been thinking about expanding into Liverpool for about six to 12 months. We decided to go ahead and do it now that there is some confidence returning to the economy. As confidence returns, it just feels like the right time."
The office is currently home to two members of staff, although employees from the Altrincham office sometimes work there depending on the nature of the work.
Attree added: "We are hoping to create jobs. The plan is grow a permanent workforce in Liverpool.
"The first thing we need to do is replicate what we've done in Altrincham and MediaCity, which is get to mid-market clients, business owners and business people.
"As we develop that, both the private and commercial sides of the firm will grow. We are targeting to employ at least four staff in the next 12 months."
Lesley Gill, director and head of wills, trusts and probate at MLP Law, will head up the Liverpool office. She said: "We are experiencing an important period of growth and this move will help us strengthen our offering as a specialist commercial law firm to businesses across the region.
"Liverpool is a thriving location for businesses and this is why we chose to open our new office here.
"Through widening our geographic accessibility to our clients we are even better placed to provide them with jargon-free, solution-driven legal insight and advice for both their business and their personal affairs, in order to help them map out their plans for the future."