A PROMINENT legal practice expanded its North West operation to meet demand.
Mackenzie Jones Solicitors has increased its Chester-based team to eight staff and opened a new two-storey office on Grosvenor Street in the heart of the city.
Director Andrew Foley-Jones said growth across the company’s portfolio – including its sites in St Asaph and Menai Bridge – led to the business relocating to bigger premises.
And with Mackenzie Jones now employing up to 30 people that trend looks set to continue into 2024.
“We have seen a rise in clients across all areas, and with us taking on more staff there was a need for a larger office here in Chester,” said Andrew.
“The change has also allowed us to forge new partnerships and relationships in Cheshire and across the wider region, given our rising profile in the North West, built on the foundations we’ve laid in Wales over the last two decades.”
He added: “On the commercial and commercial property sides, the sale and purchase of businesses, as well as conveyancing, clinical negligence, divorce and wills and probate, we have seen an increase in demand and more walk-ins given the busy location.
“Since opening in Chester we have had a warm welcome and strategically it’s been a very positive decision, so thanks to everyone who has shown us so much support.”
Fellow director and solicitor Sara Parry says the larger site will allow them to better serve clients nationwide.
“We are seeing an increase in enquiries from all over the country, notably on the commercial side,” she said.
“It’s been an incredibly busy year and this switch across the city to a fantastic building in a prime location will help us to capitalise on that.”
The firm, again listed in the prestigious Legal 500 rankings, is also exploring plans to open another office in north west Wales.