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This article was published on August 7th, 2018
Thorneycroft Solicitors are delighted to announce that they have made a new acquisition, the well-respected Leathems Solicitors practice, which is based in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire.
With offices in Buxton and Holmes Chapel, as well as our Head Office in Macclesfield , we already service the legal requirements of a large client base in the Cheshire and Derbyshire areas, as well as across the UK as a whole and the office in Whaley Bridge represents a further commitment to the region.
Thorneycroft Solicitors Managing Director Rachel Stow, who is herself a High Peak resident, is delighted to have acquired Leathems, as she recognises the respect with which the firm is held within the local area and beyond.
She commented “Christopher Leathem is a well-respected member of the local legal community and for over 30 years he has provided his clients with a first class legal service. We have been keen to acquire the right type of business, that compliments ours, and when this opportunity became available we knew that it was right for both us and Leathems current clients.”
She went on to add “in addition to Chris, who will remain with the firm until later this year, Leathems have a strong team who I know will bring value to our business.”
Chris Leathem explained why he had chosen Thorneycroft Solicitors as the people to hand over to.
“Having worked in this area for so long, and with many clients who we have worked with for two or three decades, as well as several generations of the same families, I wanted to hand over to a firm who also had client service at the forefront of their philosophy and core values. Thorneycroft can continue to provide advice in all of the areas that Leathems have done, whilst also offering many other services as well.”
Rachel Stow explained how the latest acquisition forms part of Thorneycroft Solicitors long-term plan, commenting “As a board of Directors, at a time when the legal sector is facing many challenges, we are very focused on how we can grow the business for the long-term and this acquisition sits very well with the geographical location of our current offices. We are very excited about the potential within this area”.