New Year, New Start

Posted 31st January 2013

Written by Chris Newton

Having introduced our last newsletter with a “Whiff of Optimism” it was with some frustration to read in the press about a possible triple dip recession

But I was then delighted to read about the FTSE reaching new highs on the back of good figures coming from the US.  Come on Recovery! We’re ready when you are!

After a seasonally quiet start at the beginning of January (which causes inevitable twitching) the team here at Newtons is now buzzing as new instructions are won across all areas. We have opened our new office in York which is being led by John Paice and have been joined by solicitor Sally Robinson. Sally was a partner at Denison Till in York.  Sally specialises in commercial property, charities and agricultural law. Needless to say I am thrilled to have such a strong team member join us.

As we spread our reach across North Yorkshire it is probably a good time to talk about our sister firm Hodgsons and Mortimer Solicitors LLP, based in Richmond and Darlington.  Sarah and I joined as “equity partners” with the intention of growing the practice to run alongside Newtons Solicitors Limited.  H&M is a solid practice with a great team and these are exciting times for both businesses as we charge forwards into the New Year!

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