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From little acorn to mighty oak

Shulmans’ values help it maintain a strong regional presence, says managing partner Tim Halstead. Matthew Rogers reports

15 September 2017

If you look after your people, they’ll look after your clients, and then the money will look after itself,” says Tim Halstead, in words reminiscent of business magnate Richard Branson. While perhaps not reaching the lofty heights of the Virgin brand, Halstead has helped grow Shulmans from humble beginnings into a full-service top 200 UK law firm.

The firm’s managing partner largely attributes this success to the firm’s culture, which combines a commitment to excellence, staff empowerment, and a supportive environment. But will this be enough to ensure the high-street firm of yesteryear remains a key player in today’s ever-changing legal market?

A brisk ten-minute walk from the city’s railway station, Shulmans is the second largest single site law firm in Leeds. Founded in 1981 by senior partner Jeremy Sh...

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