Clarke Mairs has occupied newly refurbished offices at One Hood Street after relocating from Royal House on Market Street, to support its continued expansion.

The firm has grown steadily over the past six years and has made a number of key appointments in the last twelve months including Lee Betchley, a dual qualified barrister and solicitor specialising in employment law, Emma Pringle and Rachel Swinburne who are building the Private Client Services division. The practice also acquired Neil McQueen & Egner in 2012.

The 7,000 square foot offices have been selected to provide room for further growth.

Tim Clarke, senior partner at Clarke Mairs, said: “We’re really pleased to have found offices in the centre of Newcastle. We had looked at premises on the quayside and in business parks slightly out of town but our clients tell us they prefer the central location where they can easily pop in while in town.

“Expansion has been slower than originally expected, due to the challenging economic climate, but now there are strong signs of renewed business confidence, and we are in a good position to expand the firm. Our growth can be attributed mainly to referrals and to a great team – we take great care in employing the right people with skills, expertise and personality. The larger offices give us the scope to continue the expansion and we are looking out for the right candidates.”

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