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Hay & Kilner launches rebrand as it moves into new headquarters

Leading North East law firm Hay & Kilner has unveiled a brand new look after moving into its new state-of-the-art headquarters.

The independent practice, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, has taken over the whole of the fifth floor of The Lumen, which sits on St James’ Boulevard within the Newcastle Helix hybrid city quarter.

And to celebrate the landmark in the firm’s development, it has also revealed a fresh new brand identity which complements its high-quality new surroundings.

The 14,600 sq ft open plan office comes with iconic views over the surrounding cityscape, as well as a large social space and breakout areas, and a dedicated client suite that runs along the front of the building.

The move has enabled Hay & Kilner to bring its whole Newcastle team together in one place while also providing room for new recruits to join as the practice expands.

While the firm now works to a flexible working model which enables staff to split their week between being office and home-based, each employee still has an allocated desk in the new building to provide the workplace continuity that staff asked for as part of the move.

Hay & Kilner is one of North East England’s leading independent law firms and provides comprehensive legal advice across every aspect of the law to businesses and individuals from both within and outside the region.

It has a growing presence in all commercial areas, including in the corporate and technology sectors, as well as a particularly strong reputation for its private client and rural expertise.

Jonathan Waters, managing partner at Hay & Kilner, says: “The Lumen offers everything that we could ask for in a new headquarters building and we’ve all felt like kids waiting for Christmas as our moving day has approached.

“The quality of the office space, the facilities it provides and its position within our home city really are all second to none and being in this modern open plan office environment is already delivering real benefits in terms of collaborative working and sharing ideas.

“Refreshing our brand at the same time as moving made sense and we’ve updated it to reflect the dynamism, relatability and service excellence on which we pride ourselves.

“The response we’ve had from clients and contacts to both our new home and new brand has been very positive and the buzz among the team about being in The Lumen is palpable.

“Our long-term aim is to become a bigger, better version of ourselves and growing the team is very much part of this plan – we’re already recruiting across all areas of the practice and have allowed space in our new offices for event more people to join us in the future.

“Our focus is now on growing the business by providing high quality advice and support to clients which meets both their commercial and personal needs, understanding what’s important to them as people and bringing our different teams together wherever possible to deliver a comprehensive service that meets all their requirements.

“We have more than 75 years of history in Newcastle behind us and now have the perfect base from which to create many, many more.”


For further information on the full range of legal and commercial services and advice provided by Hay & Kilner, please call 0191 232 8345 or visit