Two local law firms, Fidler & Pepper Solicitors and Hopkins Solicitors, have announced a combined business deal that will see the opening of a new office.
Some of Fidler & Pepper’s current cases will transfer to Hopkins, allowing Fidler & Pepper to focus as a private client and conveyancing practice.
It will specialise in conveyancing, wills, probate, Power of Attorney and trusts.
The firm will be retaining its offices in Mansfield and Sutton in anticipation of growing its team of legal experts.
For Hopkins Solicitors in Mansfield and Nottingham, the deal gives them the opportunity to take on Fidler & Pepper’s existing family, litigation and business work.
The expansion will see the opening of a new Hopkins Solicitors office in Sutton with some Fidler & Pepper staff joining the Hopkins team.
Mark Slade, Fidler & Pepper’s managing partner, said: “We believe this will provide us with an opportunity to focus on business areas we can shape and grow.
“We have been working hard to develop strong relationships within the conveyancing and private client sectors, and our intention is to continue to invest in these relationships to ensure the continued growth and success of the firm.”
Martyn Knox, Hopkin’s managing partner, said: “We look forward to growing our firm by acquiring some of Fidler & Pepper’s existing work.
“Our local expertise and our honest commitment to high standards is what allows us to not only provide a personal approach to legal services, but to make a difference to improve people’s lives.
“This deal will help us to secure business in the north of the county, and give our business legal services an opportunity to expand into Sutton’s extensively-growing business sector.”
Mark Slade (left) from Fidler & Pepper and Martyn Knox, from Hopkins Solicitors.