Freeths expands Birmingham presence

Freeths expands Birmingham presence

Law firm Freeths is looking to grow is staff count in Birmingham after moving to new state-of-the-art offices in the heart of Colmore Business District.

The new 8,000 sq ft offices, on the third floor of the Colmore Plaza building, are now home to the 46-strong Freeths team.

Freeths has also ensured there is space to further increase its headcount in the new office as the firm continues to grow its operations in Birmingham.

Richard Beverley, Freeths managing partner for Birmingham, said: “There is very little prime office space available in Birmingham at the moment but Colmore Plaza is just that.

“It’s the perfect location for us, in the heart of Birmingham‘s business district and the quality of the facilities is reflected in the high profile businesses we are sharing the building with.

“The legal sector is incredibly competitive when it comes to attracting and retaining the best talent. The new offices will play an important role in helping us do that, by reaffirming our position as one of the leading firms in the city.”

The firm has moved from Bennett’s Hill where it has been for the last four years. It joins a number of prominent tenants at Colmore Plaza including Investec, Grant Thornton and Amey plc.

Beverley added: “Since we moved to our last offices less than four years ago, we have more than doubled our staff numbers in Birmingham.

“We’ve simply outgrown the space. Our new offices at Colmore Plaza will enable us to bring all of our staff together on one floor, and provide the flexibility we need as we continue to expand our numbers going forward. “

In the last 12 months, the firm’s rapid expansion has seen 15 new partners join across the business.  The firm now has 11 offices across the UK and offers a range of legal service across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on real estate and corporate law.

In the latest BQ, Steve Dyson caught up with Mushtaq Khan of Freeths to speak about the future of Greater Birmingham. Read the interview here.