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Speechly Bircham is moving to new offices at 6 New Street Square, New Fetter Lane next summer. The firm has grown by 50 per cent in both turnover and fee-earner numbers over the past three years.
The firm exchanged contracts with Land Securities, which was advised by Nabarro, on 20 July. Speechly was advised by Linklaters partner Anne Byrne.
"Our projected growth up to the end of the current financial year is significant and we'd be bursting at the seams in St Andrew Street by then," said the firm's managing partner Michael Lingens. "We're already using overflow space, so it will be great for us to be all under one roof."
The pre-let of 77,126sq ft is significantly more than Speechly's existing office space and Lingens said it should allow the firm to repeat its 50 per cent growth over the next three years.