A growing commercial law firm has chosen the top floor of Bank House as its new headquarters. JLF – which was founded in 2020 by mergers and acquisitions expert Jabad Jaigirdar – will move into Cubo’s office space at Bank House later this year.

The move represents a significant milestone for the firm and follows four successive years of growth, with a projected 30 per cent increase in turnover for the current financial year. 

Cubo opened the doors to its new 20,000 sq ft workspace on the top two floors of Bank House in November 2023. 

The prominent building has views of the city’s skyline and beyond and is the first phase of a major new 750,000 sq ft scheme, which will incorporate grade A offices, including the new HMRC super-hub.

Jabad Jaigirdar, senior partner of JLF, said: “Our growth story in Newcastle is compelling and enabled by the region’s extraordinary talent. 

“Bank House is best-in-class, and the investment represents a truly exciting step for the firm as we move to the most striking office building in Newcastle that meets the exceptionally high standards that we set ourselves. 

“We’ve also continued to invest in early-stage talent, through our exclusive graduate programme, which in the last six months has seen four graduate hires from the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University.  

“The office move underlines our confidence in the North East as a location, and we will continue to grow in local, national and international markets from our headquarters in Newcastle.”

Marc Brough, chief executive at Cubo, added: “We are thrilled that JLF will be joining our community at Cubo in Newcastle. The firm’s impressive track record and commitment to growth align with the values we uphold at Cubo. 

“With its unrivalled location within the exciting Pilgrim Street development, Bank House is the perfect fit for prestigious businesses like JLF and is attracting a diverse range of businesses looking to be based in one of the city’s most high-profile buildings.”