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Browne Jacobson gears up for significant growth with prime London office move

12 September 2014

Browne Jacobson is set to significantly expand its presence in the City after announcing plans to move to new London premises.

The firms London office will re-locate from 77 Gracechurch Street to 6 Bevis Marks in December 2014 where it will occupy 10,323 sq ft Grade A office space over two floors - more than double its current premises - as part of a 15 year lease.

The move to 6 Bevis Marks, which is a brand new building that was recently developed by AXA Real Estate and is located in the Citys insurance and financial districts alongside the Gherkin and the Heron Tower, allows the firm considerable capacity to expand its headcount as well as enabling it to continue to deliver exceptional client service.

The decision to re-locate follows record levels of growth which has seen turnover increase by 11.5 to £50.2m in 2013-14. In London the firms turnover rose by 9.4, driven by a number of strategic lateral partner hires over the last eighteen months including advertising & marketing specialist Alex Watt, complex technology project specialist Anthony Nagle and senior projects partner Stephen Matthew. The firm has also seen increased demand from its public and private sector clients, in particular its growing London and international corporate and commercial client base as well as a host of prominent instructions including acting as foreign counsel in the UK, the Commonwealth and Europe for the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard Madoff.

The firms new premises include a range of enhanced facilities including a dedicated client suite on one of the two floors, a 2900 sq ft landscaped private terrace and the latest in unified communications technology allowing the business to communicate more effectively and further improve productivity.

Iain Blatherwick, Managing Partner at Browne Jacobson, said:

"This is a really exciting move for us and one that fully supports our long term growth strategy and strategic vision of delivering exceptional client service. The firm is unrecognisable from the one that moved into Gracechurch Street six years ago. 6 Bevis Marks gives us the impressive platform we need to build on the unprecedented growth we have delivered in recent years across all our core sectors, with a particular emphasis on growing our technology, brands, luxury retail, international fraud and asset recovery litigation and professional negligence practices."

Derek Bambury, Senior Partner, added:

"It is critical for us and our clients that we maintain a strong and visible presence in the heart of the worlds leading corporate and financial centre and that is exactly what this striking prime City of London facility allows us to do.

"The new offices are a perfect fit for our strategy and are a statement of our confidence in the London team and the further opportunities this presents to develop our client base. This exciting new working environment will enable us to invest in further talent to help deliver our plans."

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