St Philips to open in London and Leeds
18 Feb, 2013
St Philips, one of the UK’s leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year.
This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set’s commitment to expand upon the first-class service it is renowned for, reinforcing its objective to make its exceptional team of barristers the first choice for clients nationally and internationally.
Commenting on the move, St Philips Head of Chambers, Kevin Hegarty QC (pictured), said:
“I am committed to ensuring that St Philips barristers are at the forefront of modern legal practice. Our client base already spans the UK and overseas and adding London and Leeds to our Birmingham HQ will further enhance the opportunities open to existing and new tenants to practise on a national and international scale.
Our business structure means that we have the financial muscle to match our ambition and drive forward with our expansion plans, despite the challenging economic times. Establishing a physical presence in London and Leeds will give clients increased accessibility, availability of new services, and St Philips’ competitive edge. This move cements our position as a truly national set.”
St Philips will open its premises in the heart of London in the first half of 2013.
Following its hugely successful, strategic alliance with Leeds based Chancery House Chambers, St Philips Leeds will open in new, prestigious city-centre premises later this year concluding a merger between the two sets at that time.
Gregory Pipe, Chancery House’s Head of Chambers, said:
“The alliance has been very well received, not just by clients in the region but throughout the country. We look forward to our merger with St Philips to add yet another dimension to the range of services we can offer clients.”
St Philips attributes its continued success to a forward-thinking and flexible strategy coupled with innovation. It has a reputation for being friendly and approachable whilst providing clients with a bespoke, professional service.
St Philips has the benefit of in-house teams of support staff in IT, HR and Marketing, Finance and Business Development together with a highly respected and talented clerking team. Whilst London and Leeds will be fully staffed, they will be directed by the central team in Birmingham, led by Chief Clerk, Joe Wilson.