A NATIONAL commercial law firm has established a base in Yorkshire.
Excello Law has opened an office in Leeds city centre, shortly after opening offices in London, Liverpool, and its first international office in Sweden.
The Leeds office is led by corporate and commercial solicitor Andrew Hoyle, who has previously held a number of senior positions at law firms Ward Hadaway and Watson Burton.
Excello Law’s founder and managing director, George Bisnought, said: “Leeds is a centre of commercial and legal excellence, where we already have a number of existing clients and solicitors.
“It is the right time for us to cement our position in this vibrant market.
“We’re committed to growing further in the region.”
The latest addition to the new Leeds team is property litigation specialist, Philip O’Loughlin, who has been working in the city for more than 20 years.
He has been national head of property litigation at Addleshaw Goddard, and most recently, a partner at HLW Keeble Hawson.
He brings a number of clients to Excello Law, including Leeds-based property investment firm Rushbond and the property developer Westcourt Property Investment Group.
Since opening in July 2009, Excello Law has attracted a number of partner-level lawyers from firms such as Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields, Linklaters, Mayer Brown and Norton Rose Fulbright.
Excello Law also revealed that it is in “active discussions” with lawyers in the US and UAE as part of its long term plans for global expansion.