announces opening of latest Collaboration Hub in Leeds has announced the addition of a new Collaboration Hub in Leeds as the latest in its expansion drive. Located at Grade-II listed 10-12 East Parade, the Hub is the ninth for the leading distributed law firm and joins Hubs across the UK in Birmingham, Manchester and London together with Australia and Canada.

A key strategic goal for the leading distributed law firm is to increase its footprint and international capabilities to meet its rapidly expanding client base. Opening the Leeds Hub is Head of arch.convey, Lee Gaddes who was one of the first members to join in 2021.

Now with over 80 members in the UK, Australia and Canada, has quickly become a key player in the fast-changing legal market place.

Andrew Leaitherland, CEO, says they are in discussions with a number of lawyers in Yorkshire who are keen to be part of this client-facing change. “We’re seeing the rapid evolution of how clients access legal services and with the contraction of the sector both regionally and nationally it’s enabling radical change.

“A key differentiator for is our ability to enable smaller firms, teams or individuals to join with a smooth transition, but also importantly, whilst delivering a seamless, technology-driven and enhanced service to clients. I’m delighted for to now have a presence in the thriving city of Leeds.”

Lee Gaddes has previously led two law firms, and more recently left Gaddes Noble Property Lawyers to concentrate full time developing the arch.convey product within He was previously owner of Noble & Co and Managing Partner with a five-office law firm in West Yorkshire. He has a strong track record in commercial property advising developers, landlords and tenants and looking after high-end residential conveyancing matters.

“I met Andrew Leaitherland in the early days of and was really impressed with his  vision and strategy,” says Lee. “From the start has adopted the best technology, tech stack and case management tools and having these capabilities together with each member’s expertise is a real differentiator. But most importantly it’s our ability to deliver cost effective legal services to clients, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to develop arch.convey.”

Andrew adds; “ provides a clear pathway for firms and teams to expand and build their capability but importantly we can also provide a succession route for lawyers looking to transition their business. Individual lawyers also benefit from the model in achieving their  potential – all our members can get on with the business of law and servicing clients without the day to day distractions of managing a firm.”

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