Driven by results

Dedicated to delivering results for the people who run and own businesses

A full service UK 200 corporate law firm

We provide the full range of services that most businesses and other organisations need from day to day. We also offer specialist services in sectors such as healthcare, house building, independent schools, chemicals, waste management, road transport and technology-driven property services. We have particular expertise in dealing with telecom masts, dilapidations and overseas investment in UK property.

Based in the heart of the Leeds business district, we operate regionally and nationally. Through our Interlegal network we have global reach, providing access to lawyers in every major jurisdiction, from Brussels to Budapest, Lisbon to Los Angeles, Moscow to Montevideo and Shanghai to Sao Paulo. We also have an office facility in the City of London.

We are listed among the UK’s largest 150 law firms in The Lawyer top 200 where we have been described as a ‘stand-out performer’. We continue to strengthen our position, with our latest end of year results reporting an increase in turnover by 9.25% up to £17.6 million for the financial year 2018/19. That growth has been organic. We value our independence. We have developed a strong culture, based on attracting talented people who want to build their career with us. We look for lawyers who can deal with the small print, yet always see the big picture.

At The Lawyer Awards 2018, Shulmans was picked out as one of the top two independent law firms in the North and Scotland with the judges highlighting the firm’s ‘determined leadership’, ‘innovative pricing’ and ‘impressive organic growth, excellent client wins and people focus.’

In 2018, Shulmans brought home the award for 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the Yorkshire Insider Property Awards, and have previously won at the Yorkshire Legal Awards. In 2017, Mark Lumley was named ‘Data Protection Lawyer of the Year,’ at the Finance Monthly FinTech Awards.   

We were shortlisted for:

  • The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018 - Law Firm (Medium), Commercial Property, Banking & Finance;
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2018 - Excellence in International Legal Services;
  • The Business Desk Business Masters Awards 2018 - Professional Services;
  • The Chartered Institute of Credit Management Awards 2018 - Legal Team of the Year;
  • Insider Business Leader Awards 2017 – Director of the Year (up to £35m) – Tim Halstead;
  • Business Masters Awards 2017 – 'Professional Services' category;
  • Yorkshire Rainmaker Awards – International Deal of the Year;
  • The Lawyer Awards 2017 – Regional Firm of the Year.

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