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RadcliffesLeBrasseur relocates to the City

RadcliffesLeBrasseur has signed a nine-year lease on 28,000 sq ft of office space in the old Reuters building at 85 Fleet Street.
The firm has secured a six-month rent-free period and half rent for a further 30 months and is hoping to extend the lease.

Radcliffes has already started the move and expect to begin business as usual from the new offices on Monday (12 January 2015). There is potential for the addition of a further 60 staff.

The building was home to legacy US firm Fulbright & Jaworski before it merged with Norton Rose in June 2013 (14 November 2012).

Radcliffes senior partner Tim Newsome said: “[The new office] is more bespoke for a modern law practice. It is far more modern, and fitted out as partially cellular and partly open plan. As a result, we can fit in more people per square foot than we are currently able to do.”

Newsome said overall Radcliffes should make a small saving on its rent.

“We’re not crippling ourselves by moving into new offices,” he added.

Apart from a brief stint in Charing Cross between 1869 and 1916, Radcliffes has been based in Westminster since it was established in 1849. The firm has occupied approximately 30,000 sq ft in its current Great College Street office since 1990.

Radcliffes is known for its expertise in healthcare, business and property services, and private client work.

Hannah Gannage-Stewart
The Lawyer
9th January 205