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.

The latest UK 200 list (of the largest law firms in the UK) describes Shulmans as a 'stand-out performer', on the back of six years of annual growth over 10%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.

Our success was recognised in 2016 at the Yorkshire Legal Awards and the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards. We were also shortlisted at the Law Society Excellence Awards and the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016. Most recently, we were shortlisted at the Business Masters Awards 2017, in the 'Professional Services' category.

Partner Mark Lumley has been named ‘Data Protection Lawyer of the Year,’ at the Finance Monthly FinTech Awards 2017.

We were shortlisted for:

  • Insider Business Leader Awards 2017 – Director of the Year (up to £35m) – Tim Halstead;
  • Yorkshire Rainmaker Awards – International Deal of the Year;
  • The Lawyer Awards 2017 – Regional Firm of the Year; and
  • Yorkshire Property Industry Awards -  Property Law Firm of the Year.

We have been shortlisted for:

  • The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017 - Law Firm 11-30 Partners, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property; and
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2017 - Excellence in International Legal Services.

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