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Dickinson Dees eschews Leeds for York expansion strategy" />Newcastle's largest firm Dickinson Dees is investing in its nascent York operation with a move to new offices to enable a massive recruitment drive.
The firm will move to a new state-of-the-art office in York with enough space to grow to around 100 people.
Senior partner Robin Bloom said the 25,000sq ft site is expected to be completed by late 2009.
"Bluntly, the [current] offices in York aren't fit for the number of people we have," he said.
The firm launched in York in February 2006 through a merger with corporate boutique Philip Ashworth & Co and has grown from five lawyers to 20 in that time.
Newcastle firms have been looking for growth outside the city in recent times. Dickinsons and Watson Burton opened in London earlier this year, with the latter also opening in Leeds. But Dickinsons considered the city as overlawyered and instead opted to enter the Yorkshire market through York.
The new office in York is a redevelopment of the iconic Terry's chocolate factory, which closed in 2005 when the production of Terry's Chocolate Oranges was moved to Sweden, Belgium, Poland and Slovakia.