MSB Solicitors, who have three offices in Allerton, Wavertree and the city centre, have moved their commercial headquarters to No4 St Pauls Square.
The move comes after staff numbers at MSB have risen by more than 10% since January. The firm now employ 100 people across three sites and have announced five new partners will be appointed in March 2017.
Managing partner Paul Bibby established MSB in 1988 with head of crime Sean Sexton. Since then, the firm has expanded significantly and in 2010, MSB moved into premises in Silkhouse Court to accommodate their growing private client and commercial teams.
MSBs new office, located on the first floor No4 St Pauls, boasts more than 5,500 sq ft in the heart of Liverpool’s commercial district. St Pauls Square has become the essential address for professional services firms in the city.
Paul Bibby says: “Silkhouse Court has been a fantastic home for us over the past 6 years and has allowed us the space to grow, put plans into practice and achieve some of our objectives as a firm. However, when the building was sold to residential developers in June, it prompted a move that was probably overdue.
“We’re delighted to be moving into St Pauls Square. We really feel that this is the ideal address for us, putting us amongst a number of our peers and strategic partners and with all of the facilities we need to continue to develop and offer an exceptional service to our clients.”
Mark Worthington of Worthington Owen negotiated terms on behalf of MSB with Neil Kirkham of CBRE representing current landlords Muse Developments.
Paul Bibby continued: “Mark Worthington negotiated a great deal for us and I can’t thank him enough. He has listened to us, understood our objectives and helped to secure ideal premises, which I’m sure will allow MSB the stability we need to continue to grow.
“Mark is an engaging character and it has been a genuine pleasure working with him.”
MSB have signed a 10 year lease with Muse Developments from December this year.
National interiors and refurbishment specialists Aztec have been working with partner Jo Dalton on the interior fit out of MSBs new office.
Founder, Neal Maxwell said:
“It’s been a pleasure supporting MSB through this latest expansion. Our team have worked closely with Jo throughout the move in order to understand their requirements and offer guidance and advice to find the best solutions.
“We’ve worked hard to create a space that space meets MSBs current needs and offers space to grow and adapt.”
Bill Addy, chairman of the Liverpool BID Company added: “A thriving commercial district at the heart of the city is critical to Liverpool’s continued success. In order to thrive we need to encourage existing businesses to invest and grow. MSB’s office relocation is a perfect example and they are to be congratulated.”