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Solicitors to open new office in the old Market Tavern

Posted onPosted on 16th Jan

Law firm Hopkins Solicitors is to unveil its new office in Sutton town centre in February — and is inviting residents to visit the newly-restored old Market Tavern building.

The office will open on 11th February and anyone with a story or photograph that relates to the old pub, which was previously the Market Hotel, Hopkins or Sutton is asked to contact the solicitors.

Although Hopkins Solicitors is predominantly known as a Mansfield-based law firm, its grass roots started in 1913 when Elijah Samuel Buxton Hopkins opened his first law office on Low Street, Sutton.

“Our firm has been around for over 105 years, supporting Mansfield and Ashfield residents and businesses, so we felt it was appropriate to reinvest our financial success back into the local communities that have supported our ability to grow,” said managing partner Martyn Knox.

In 2017, Hopkins acquired part of Fidler & Pepper’s business and recently also acquired Marchants Solicitors, which meant an expansion into three more offices based in Mansfield, Sutton and Kirkby.

Martyn added: “In our eyes these acquisitions were successful because existing local staff were able to continue doing the work they love, and it also enabled us to employ additional new local staff.

“We want to support the community, not only from a legal perspective but also from an economic perspective.

“We took our time choosing a new Ashfield-based office to purchase. We wanted to ensure it would support the future growth of our law firm from a physical size and would be convenient for our staff and clients.

“Most importantly we wanted to make sure the building itself was iconic and mirrored our historical roots. It made sense to purchase the old Market Tavern in Sutton town centre, which had been left vacant and was falling into disrepair.”

Hopkins has invested a significant amount of time and finances in restoring and repairing the building back to its former glory.

Tammy Butler, marketing manager, added: “We engaged throughout the entire restoration with Ashfield District Council, which was very helpful.

“We are now engaging with the residents of the town and have dedicated a wall inside our reception to display the history of the old Market Tavern, which was originally known as Market Hotel in 1905.

“We have had some fantastic feedback from local residents, who have long-standing roots in Sutton and have supplied us with great stories and photographs.”

If you have a story or photograph to share contact Tammy at or write to her at Hopkins Solicitors, Eden Court, Crow Hill Drive, Mansfield NG19 7AE.