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Liverpool – Energetic, Friendly and Distinctive

The European Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool is an interesting, youthful and exciting city. With a local population of over 450,000 and rising, Liverpool is making its mark on the map. Milions of tourists from around the world flock to the city to view the history and get a flavour of the local area.

WHAT THE CITY HAS TO OFFER

CULTURE – Liverpool is home to the greatest collection of artifacts, paintings and objects collectively held under single ownership in the country and can be found in the eight museums and galleries that make up the National Museums. The World Museum Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, the Liverpool Museum, the Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum draw in large crowds all year round and are definitely worth a visit. Also not to be missed is the uniquely Liverpool Beatles Story. Visit the www.beatlesstory.com/ for more details.

If the theatre is more your thing, there are endless options at a variety of venues. Take in a show at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, the Liverpool Echo Arena or the Carling Academy.

SHOPPING – Liverpool city centre boasts all the big-name High Street stores. Make your way from Bold Street to Church Street and you are sure to find something for everyone!! If labels are more your thing, head down to the Cavern Quarter and Met Quarter for the latest in designer names. Situated on Mathew Street, in the heart of the Cavern Quarter, Cavern Walks is filled with designer boutiques and a favourite of the famous WAGs. It includes shops such as Vivienne Westwood, Cricket and Drome. Check out www.cavern-walks.co.uk/ for more information. The main draw for shopping is Liverpool One with the huge John Lewis Store and the cheeky Everton 2 in Liverpool One (get it?).

FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY

The river Mersey has made Liverpool what it is today. The river was made internationally famous in the 1960s by the song about the famous ferries that crossed the river back then. Some of the ferries that used to operate are still working today and any trip to Merseyside wouldn’t be complete without a famous ferry tour. The tour lasts just under an hour and will take you up and down the river whilst pointing out the various sites along the way. For more details on these wonderful trips log on to www.merseyferries.co.uk/.

NIGHTLIFE – Dancing, music and comedy are on offer from Mondays to Sundays so you will always find something to do whatever your pleasure is!! A top comedy venue can be found at Baby Blue Edwardian Pavillion which is situated in the Albert Dock region. If you fancy a night out on the town, check out the Blue Angel, Chibuku, Modo on Concert Square or the Camel Club. However if none of these are up your street, you will find an endless mix of bars, pubs and clubs around every corner!! Albert Dock & Mathew Street are two of the main drinking areas in town. If all else fails head to Ye Hole in Ye Wall – Liverpool’s oldest pubs where you are sure to find a good pint!!

SPORTS
With such a strong tradition of football in the city you will never be short of an option to watch a game at Anfield or Everton’s football ground throughout the season. If you are keen to soak up the history behind the two rival clubs there is also an option to take a guided tour of the stadiums and museums. Check out www.thisisanfield.com and www.evertonfc.com for more information.

EATING OUT – Liverpool has an interesting mix of international flavours as well as some of the country’s best home-grown restaurants.

Liverpool’s world-famous and Europe’s oldest Chinatown is home to a range of eateries
serving the complete range of Asian sensations including Chinese, Indian, Thai and Japanese.

Pizza and pasta are also ever popular in Liverpool and the city is well serviced by many Italian, Greek and Spanish restaurants.

Most of the pubs and bars in and around the centre serve food ranging from snacks to three-course meals with Bold Street & Duke Street offering an array of excellent restaurants to appeal to all tastes.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Liverpool is a highly accessible city with an excellent travel and transport infrastructure.

By Air – Liverpool is home to a major international airport which opens doorways to the rest of the world. See www.liverpoolairport.com for more information.
By Road – Liverpool benefits from connections with a number of significant motorways which means the city can be easily reached by road.
By Train – Liverpool Lime Street is the main train station serving the city centre with regular services to and from all the major UK cities.

Travel Times – View train times at www.thetrainline.com
· Liverpool to London – approx 2hrs 20 minutes
· Liverpool to Leeds – approx 1hr 40 minutes
· Liverpool to Newcastle – 3approx 30 minutes
· Liverpool to Edinburgh – approx 4 hours
· Liverpool to Cardiff – approx 3hrs 45 minutes
· Liverpool to Nottingham – approx 2hrs 40 minutes

In and around Liverpool

Trains – Outside of London, Liverpool has one of the most frequent commuter services with local trains serving the city centre at four stations:

Liverpool Central
Moorfields
James Street
Lime Street

The Northern Line – connects the city centre with Ormskirk, Kirkby, Southport and Hunts Cross
The Wirral Line – links Liverpool with West Kirby, Ellesmere Port, New Brighton and Chester.

Useful transport websites include:

· Route and timetable information – www.merseytravel.gov.uk
· Merseyrail – www.merseyrail.org
· Mersey Ferries – www.merseyferries.co.uk

WHERE TO LIVE

With Liverpool city at the heart of Merseyside and its surrounding neighbourhoods of Halton, Knowsley, Southport, St.Helens and Wirral you are sure to find a suitable place to settle in.

City Centre

Liverpool city centre is always busy and bustling. The hot spots to live are around the Albert Dock area. Although this area can be rather expensive, it is balanced by its proximity to the centre.

Central Suburbs – Kensington & Wavertree
This area links the M62 motorway with Liverpool City Centre.

With a recent renewal initiative underway these areas are on their way up with money being spent on the area to increase invest and create new job opportunities.

North Suburbs – North Liverpool & Alt Valley
The area is mainly terraced housing. There are several renewal projects underway for the demolition and renovation of existing homes as well as the designs of new replacement houses so this could be your chance to invest in an up and coming area of the city. The Alt Valley area consists of large modern day private housing estates as well as streets of Victorian and Edwardian terraces and villas. The region is well serviced by two shopping centers, Broadway and Walton Vale, together with a number of smaller shopping facilities.

South Suburbs
The South Suburbs is made up of large detached homes in tree-lined streets. The area was once a collection of little villages all of which were absorbed into Liverpool as the city expanded. This area has a variety of parklands and greens with Calderstones Park and Camphill & Woolton Woods located south of the city. House prices are accordingly high.

Wirral
There are several nice places to live across the river in Wirral and it’s not far from the city. Oxton is a great little village, and anywhere around Neston, Parlgate, Upton, Meols, Greasby would offer good surroundings to set up home.

Also consider: West Derby, Woolton, Aigburth, Calderstones, Allerton and Mossley Hill which have always been very popular places to live.

A look at the average HOUSE PRICES in some of the surrounding areas of Liverpool:

WHERE TO STAY

Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5UL
Tel: 0151 709 7200

This hotel offers top class modern facilities, including three restaurants, three bars and a full equipped gym, right in the heart of the city centre.

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Some of the top primary schools in the area include:
King David Primary School
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School
Childwall Church of England Primary School
Emmaus Church of England and Catholic Primary School
St. Paschal Baylon’s Catholic Primary School
Banks Road Primary School
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Junior School
Booker Avenue Junior School
Much Woolton Catholic Primary School
Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Primary School

Top independent and state schools for A Level results include:
The Blue Coat School
The Belvedere School GDST (IND)
Calderstones School
St Edward’s College
Liverpool College (IND)
King David High School
St Hilda’s Church of England High School
St Francis Xavier’s College
St Julie’s Catholic High School
Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

THE LEGAL WORLD IN MANCHESTER

Liverpool has benefited from substantial investment, growth and renewal over the past few years, enhancing its status as a key financial and commercial centre. Several firms in the region now have experience of transactions with a value of over £1 billion. Another group of firms has emerged with a more local focus and with their increasing popularity with clients in the North West they are set to keep the legal world in Liverpool growing from strength to strength.

Some of the firms found in Legal 500 include:

Brabners Chaffe Street – www.brabnerschaffestreet.com

Liverpool Office
Address
Horton House
Exchange Flags
Liverpool
L2 3YL

Brabners Chaffe Street are recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers directories as one of the leading North West law firms in each of their core practice areas with its partners widely acknowledged as market leaders in their specialist fields.

DLA Piper LLP – www.dla.com
India Buildings
Water Street,
Liverpool,
L2 0NH

DLA Piper provides a full range of legal services to meet the ongoing needs of their client base. It is among the top 10 largest law firms in the UK and has eight offices in the major commercial centres of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.

DWF LLP – www.dwf.co.uk
5 Castle Street,
Liverpool
L2 4XE

DWF was founded in Liverpool over 30 years ago and continues to prosper in the region. Although based in the north of England, it has national and international reach, providing a full service to business clients in corporate finance, real estate, banking, litigation, insurance, business recovery, employment and other areas, as well as services for individuals. It has over 100 partners and a total staff of over 800. Managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said ‘Liverpool is enjoying a real renaissance at the minute’.

Hill Dickinson LLP – www.hilldickinson.com
Pearl Assurance House,
2 Derby Square,
Liverpool,
L2 9XL

Hill Dickinson is one of the UK’s leading independent law firms with offices in Liverpool, London, Manchester and Chester. It is one of the leading practices on the North West for commercial property and a major force in NHS clinical negligence / health-related litigation. The firm has 143 partners and 520 fee-earners.

For more information on other firms in the city and surrounding area see www.lawsociety.org.uk.

Exchange Chambers – www.exchangechambers.co.uk, Pearl Assurance House, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2

Tel: 0151 236 7747

Exchange Chambers has over 90 members and is regarded as one of the leading forces in the North West. ‘The impressive growth of this set in recent years bears testimony to the regard in which it is held in the Northern market….’ Chambers and Partners

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

LAND REGISTRY – www.landreg.gov.uk

Birkenhead (Old Market) Office
Old Market House
Hamilton Street
Birkenhead
Merseyside
CH41 5FL

Tel: 0151 473 1110

LIVERPOOL COURT – www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Liverpool Crown Court Centre, Derby Sq, Liverpool, L2 1XA
Tel: 0151 473 7373

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL – www.employmenttribunals.gov.uk

1st Floor
Cunard Building
Pier Head
Liverpool
L3 1TS
Tel: 0151 236 9397

LEGAL AID AGENCY

Cavern Ct, Second Floor, 8 Mathew St, Liverpool, L2 6RE
Tel: 0151 242 5200

THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE – www.cps.gov.uk/local/northwest

Royal Liver Building, Seventh Floor South, Pier Hd, Liverpool, L3 1HN
Tel: 0151 239 6400

LIVERPOOL LAW SOCIETY – www.liverpoollawsociety.org.uk
The Cotton Exchange Building
Second Floor
Edmund Street
Liverpool
L3 9LQ
Tel: 0151 236 6998

Other interesting sites on Liverpool:

www.liverpool.gov.uk – Liverpool City Council

www.liv.ac.uk – University of Liverpool

www.ljmu.ac.uk – John Moore University

www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/ – The history of Liverpool

www.lawcareers.net/ImmediateVacancies.aspx – Provides up to date information on paralegal, training contract and solicitor vacancies

The content of the careers centre is intended as guidance only. It has been written by Claire Connolly on behalf of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited.

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