Why law firm Truth Legal has opened an office in Leeds

Law firm Truth Legal, which launched nine years ago with a single solicitor, has opened a new Leeds office, specialising in immigration law.

Truth Legal has opened an office in Leeds.
Truth Legal has opened an office in Leeds.

Located on Calls Wharfe, it is being headed by immigration lawyer Louis MacWilliam, who joined the firm two years ago and will lead a team of three.

He said: “Leeds is recognised as a major legal hub, and I’m delighted Truth Legal has now added its name to the roll call of practices operating in the city.”

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Mr MacWilliam, a co-owner of Truth Legal, has previously worked at Blacks Solicitors in Leeds, as head of immigration, and worked for four years at London-based human rights law firm Bindmans,

He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and is an experienced litigator having represented clients in immigration Tribunals and in the High Court.

Mr MacWilliam said: “Much of our work is a consequence of Brexit, from EU citizens seeking to become UK citizens, UK residents wanting family members to join them, and businesses looking to employ skilled workers, in particular senior care workers and chefs. We also assist with challenges to Home Office visa refusals.

“And whilst most of our work comes from within the Yorkshire region, our reach is nationwide, and we are now acting for major UK companies and EU companies doing business in the UK.

“Thanks to the universities, there is a multitude of young, legal talent looking for their first job in the legal sector, and because of our values and the way we do business, we aim for Truth Legal to be a law firm that they naturally gravitate to.”

Truth Legal was founded in Harrogate in 2012 by Andrew Gray.

It now employs more than 20 people in its two offices.

Mr Gray said: “The opening of our Leeds office marks a new and exciting chapter in the Truth Legal story, and I’m delighted that we have now made our debut on the Leeds legal scene.

“We have chosen Calls Wharfe because of its location, the ability for us to expand within it, and it being slightly away from the traditional legal area of Park Row.”

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