Leeds Office Profile

We’re based in the legal and financial district of Leeds, just a two-minute walk from the train station. Our central location puts some of the city’s best restaurants and bars in easy reach. And we’re just a few minutes from the new Trinity shopping centre, with its high street shops and rooftop terrace bar – worth a visit just to take in its commanding views of the city skyline.

  • Fast Facts

    Numbers

    270+ Employees
    35+ Partners
    85+ Qualified Solicitors
    15+ Trainee Solicitors

     At the office you’ll find:

    • A deli canteen serving breakfast, lunch, coffee and dinner
    • An outdoor roof terrace, which really comes into its own in the summer months
    • Plenty of fitness classes throughout the year, including yoga and Pilates
    • A sports masseuse that attends the office once every fortnight
    • Parking at the weekend

  • The best places to eat, drink and shop

    Like a lot of the UK’s towns and cities, Leeds’ food scene has been transformed recently, especially with the opening of the new Trinity shopping centre. And it’s all just a short walk away from the office.

     Breakfast, lunch and coffee

    • You will no doubt bump into familiar faces from the office when you pop into one of the La Bottega Milanese cafes for your morning coffee
    • A five minute stroll from the office is Wasabi, popular for its sushi and bento to eat in or take away
    • Pret a Manger is an office favourite (mainly due to it’s proximity to said office!)
    • Another firm favourite is Trinity Kitchen, with it’s mouth-watering street food.  Vendors pitch their stands on the first floor of the shopping centre and cook up a range of cuisines from Vietnamese pho to Mexican burritos

    Eating out

    • The Banyan Bar and Kitchen on City Square offers the perfect venue for enjoying food and drink in the sun (when it shines!)
    • Blockhouse is just a stone’s throw away and probably does the best steak in Leeds
    • Red’s True BBQ on Cloth Hall Street is a bit of an institution; if you want a challenge, order the infamous donut-burger!
    • For a lighter meal, try Ibérica on East Parade.  It has the quality cuisine you’d expect from a Spanish restaurant in a former antique house, rich in character and features
    • Friends of Ham is one of those places that you stumble across then keep going back. They specialise in the best charcuterie and cheese, all washed down with craft beer and great wine

    Drinks

    • The Alchemist, on Trinity Street and Greek Street are good places to break your shopping with a coffee or round your day off with a cocktail, or two
    • With its wraparound terrace and panoramic city views, Angelica in the Trinity Centre is the place to see and be seen. Check out the cocktails created by its skilled mixologists
    • Call Lane is the place to go if you want to make a night of it, with its varied choice of bars and vibrant clientele
    • The Headrow House with its five expansive floors, offers everything from local ales and gourmet grub to gin cocktails and prosecco.  All this, together with its two amazing roof terraces make it a summer miracle!
    • The North end of the city has undergone a glorious revival over the past couple of years; head to Slate for a game of pool, Belgrave Music Hall or Canteen for some edgy music and pizza, or Merion Street to dance into the wee, small hours

    Shopping

    Leeds has long been a popular shopping destination, but with the opening of the Trinity Shopping Centre there’s even more choice.

    • The Trinity shopping centre has become the focal point for Leeds’ shopping scene. It’s packed with high street brands, plenty of places to eat and drink, and a cinema
    • For more boutique and designer shops, head to the Victoria Quarter. These historic arcades house a range of upmarket stores, including Harvey Nichols
    • Vintage shops are everywhere in Leeds; head to the Corn Exchange, Pop Boutique or Blue Rinse for your fix
    • The Victoria Gate development is a modern interpretation of its historic counterpart, and is home to a flagship John Lewis store, the biggest outside London

  • Sport & Fitness

    As well as the classes offered in the office, you’ll find plenty of people up for a team game.

    • We have a cricket team that plays against other law firms and clients in the summer months
    • The netball and football teams meet regularly through the seasons to play teams from other firms
    • We regularly participate in local runs, including the Leeds Abbey Dash and Harewood House 10k runs
    • We also have a hockey team, which plays against clients and other firms in the summer league

  • Local attractions, culture and the arts

    Leeds city centre is easy to explore and boasts breathtaking architecture like Leeds Town Hall and the Victoria Quarter. The fantastic attractions offer something for everyone with entertainment, sport, theatre and heritage alongside world-class museums and galleries such as the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Art Gallery, Marks in Time exhibition and Leeds City Museum.

    Leeds has a excellent live music and theatre scene with great venues such as Brudenell Social Club, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Wardrobe offering a range of different acts and shows to keep you entertained. The Leeds Arena and annual Leeds Festival also attract headline acts from across the globe.

    The city is home to a variety of different sporting teams; Yorkshire County Cricket, Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby and Leeds United.

    Leeds is situated in West Yorkshire and a short train or car journey to some of Yorkshire’s most iconic sites.

    • Harewood House and Gardens is just seven miles from the city centre, situated in the glorious Yorkshire countryside. The house was built in the 18th century with over 100 acres of stunning gardens and renowned Bird Garden with exotic and rare species
    • Roundhay Park in Leeds, is one of the biggest city parks in Europe. It has over 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens which are owned by Leeds City Council. It is also home to Tropical World where you can explore the tropical habitats and exotic places from around the world
    • Ilkley Moor is only a short train ride away and offers stunning views across the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley
    • Set in the beautiful grounds and gardens of a 500-acre, 18th century country estate, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is one of the world’s leading open-air galleries, presenting a changing programme of international sculpture exhibitions
    • Bramham Park has been the home of the Lane Fox family for 300 years. The house was built in 1698 by Robert Benson, 1st Lord Bingley, in the style of the great Tuscan villas he had seen on a grand tour of Europe. Bramham Park is famous for two events in particular, the Bramham Horse Trials and the Leeds Festival