A Liverpool law firm has moved its HQ to the heart of the city’s central business district – and announced a host of key hires.
In-House Legal Solutions has relocated to Tempest at 12 Tithebarn Street from its previous Baltic Triangle base – and welcomed senior lawyer, Susanne MacPherson, who brings 20 years’ in-house legal experience.
Ms MacPherson has been joined by paralegals Laura Keane, Arshi Ratansi and Frederick Timmins while the firm’s latest trainee, Sam Chadwick, started his training contract this month.
In-House Legal Solutions is headed by husband-and-wife team Brian Noon and Lauren Cannon, each of whom left London’s ‘magic circle’ to launch their firm “at home” in Liverpool.
Mr Noon said: “Relocating to Liverpool’s central business district is the next stage in the development of the firm.
“Our new offices provide a fantastic working environment for our fast-growing team. To provide our clients with the very highest levels of service, we are continually investing in our people through training and development.
“We believe this is best achieved through an in-person, office-based approach.”
Identifying a gap in the market, the husband and wife duo returned home to Liverpool and launched In-House Legal Solutions in January 2017 – to provide a “different model of legal solutions to in-house legal teams and businesses”.
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The firm provides fixed fee contract negotiation solutions with particular expertise in financial services, along with an outsourced legal team solution.
Ms Cannon added: “Unlike other alternative legal service providers, our strategy is based on training lawyers, to be true ‘in-house’ business partners to clients.
“We bring our own experiences to create unique career paths for lawyers wanting to work in commercial, corporate and banking areas, by coaching, mentoring and supervising them first-hand.
“We develop paralegals who from the outset are client-facing, undertaking legal drafting, negotiating with global market leaders and engaging with the workings of a business, who can become trainee solicitors with us.
“They are supported by our solicitors who develop as mentors, decision-makers and leaders. We also offer a re-train programme for solicitors, passionate about adapting their skills to practice in an in-house commercial environment but with legal backgrounds in other areas.”