Increased competition is to be welcomed – and weathered – but not worried about

ENTRANTS to the Leeds legal market should be viewed as positive because they help prove the size and vibrancy of the regional market, rather than act as apocalyptic horsemen for under-performing firms, leading lawyers in the city have said.

Addleshaw Goddard's Tim Wheldon said the appearance of firms who are new to Leeds, such as Bevan Brittan last month and Freeths last year, "shows that people think there are opportunities to do business here".

He added: "There appears to... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...