Leeds barristers’ chambers Parklane Plowden reveals brand identity

Head of chambers James Murphy

Leeds and Newcastle-based barristers’ set Parklane Plowden Chambers has revealed an evolved brand identity and a new website to further implement its investment strategy for continued growth.

This latest news follows the set’s announcement in July that it is undertaking a six-figure refurbishment of its 11,000 sq ft premises on Westgate in Leeds city centre which is due to complete this year.

According to Parklane Plowden, all these initiatives have been undertaken to both modernise chambers and to create a resilient platform for ongoing expansion.

The brand identity now features the acronym ‘PLP’ which is how the set is often referred to by its clients. In addition, Parklane Plowden has a new brand positioning line of ‘making a positive difference’.

This is derived from the chambers’ vision statement which is “to make a positive difference in everything we do through expert advice and advocacy, excellent client care and by being the place where talented people want to work”.

Parklane Plowden’s new website has been designed to provide an enhanced user experience and includes a knowledge and news hub called Positive Thinking featuring insight from barristers across the set, as well as from third party experts.

Head of chambers James Murphy said: “We are really excited to announce our evolved brand identity and website as part of our ongoing ambitious growth and investment strategy.

“Across chambers, we felt now was the right time to reflect on our vision, mission and values and refresh our external and internal communications to truly represent them. They will also be brought to life by our refurbished premises which will provide an outstanding environment for our barristers and clients in which to work, meet and relax.

“At Parklane Plowden Chambers, we are committed to making a positive difference in everything we do. Whether it be by providing specialist legal expertise to our clients, supporting our barristers to grow their practices or through pro bono legal work and fundraising, making a positive difference is our guiding principle.”

According to the 2021 edition of legal directory, The Legal 500, Parklane Plowden Chambers is a tier one set on the North Eastern Circuit. The directory recommends 73 of the set’s barristers across 13 practice areas.

In its 2022 rankings, barristers’ directory, Chambers & Partners, placed Parklane Plowden as Band 1, the highest ranking a chambers can achieve, across chancery; clinical negligence; employment; family: children; and personal injury practice areas. Additionally, the set was ranked Band 2 for family: matrimonial finance and inquests and inquiries.

In October this year, Parklane Plowden won the Chambers of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

The judges said that Parklane Plowden is a “dynamic set doing excellent work across a good range of practice areas. It is also taking its corporate social responsibility activity seriously, doing a lot of charity work and providing significant pro bono support”.

Originally formed in 2007 following the merger of Parklane Chambers in Leeds and Plowden Chambers in Newcastle, the set is home to 124 members.

Parklane Plowden specialises in seven key practice areas: personal injury and clinical negligence; family; employment; chancery and commercial; court of protection; insurance; and litigation costs and funding.

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