With a new office, new talent and top rankings in the latest leading legal directories, HCR Hewitsons have a lot to celebrate as it heads towards the end of the year.
The new office, which came after months of anticipation for the Central England team, arose from client demand for seamless service across a wider range of legal specialisms with an extended geographical reach.
The office, based in Lancaster House on the same site as the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus, shows the firm’s commitment both to the Central England area and the people who live there.
Joint Head of Office Charlotte Thornton-Smith called it: ‘The perfect springboard for continued growth’.
Growth for the team has continued, with new partner David Davies joining the corporate team. Although the firm’s highly respected international practice is already well recognised, David’s extensive experience working in Europe builds the firm’s capabilities even further.
Separately, the firm’s latest round of promotions mean the gain of a new partner, with Stephanie Dennis in the Agriculture and Rural Affairs team being promoted, as well as two new legal directors; Lynne Adams in Employment and Immigration and Michael Campbell in Real Estate.
Equally impressive is partner Tonina Ashby’s qualification as a Notary Public – one of only around 770 in England and Wales, bringing a new specialist service for the office that will aid the execution of international transactions
In October and November, this year’s independent legal directory rankings for the region have also solidified the team’s place in the world of law. Top rankings in the firm’s key business service areas in the Legal 500 coupled with Chambers recommendations based on client feedback, offer yet more for the firm to celebrate as they approach the end of the year.
Joint Head of Office Dominic Hopkins said:
“This has been a year of continued excitement for us at HCR Hewitsons – as we approach the end of the year we’re looking to the future as much as back on our achievements. The investment in the new office shows our commitment to not only our clients here but also our belief in the region.
“I’m excited to see what the future holds and to build on this year’s successes. I’d like to particularly thank our clients, who have been with us for all of these exciting changes, and for whom we strive to provide the best service every day.”
Charlotte Thornton-Smith added:
“This year has been hard for all of us in a number of different ways, so I’m delighted we have this good news to share. We’re so pleased that this year has been a successful one, and one in which we’ve been able to improve our offering to clients.”