A firm of solicitors whose head office is in Leicester will be opening a new branch in Market Harborough soon.
Josiah Hincks Solicitors will be opening its Harborough office at 41 High Street, the former offices of Strutt and Parker, the estate agents and property consultants .
Strutt and Parker is itself moving to a brand new town centre site, on The Square, Market Harborough, at the former home of the Natur House site.
Josiah Hincks’ Harborough office is due to open on January 5.
The firm’s head office is in De Montfort Street, Leicester, and it has branch offices at Syston, Coalville and Blaby.
Josiah Hincks’ senior partner Andrew Eagle said: “We recognise the need to provide legal services to our clients across the county of Leicestershire.
“Market Harborough is an area where we have a number of clients already, and we believe that we can better serve them by having a local presence.”
The firm will be offering a comprehensive range of legal services and will have eight full-time staff.
Kam Singh, who works in commercial property, and Matthew Thom, who is a family solicitor, have both become partners of the firm, and will assist with the work at the Harborough office. The firm will be appointing additional partners early in the New Year to strengthen its management team.
Meanwhile, estate agents Strutt and Parker are moving down the road from their familiar High Street “pinch point” office to the heart of the town, on The Square.
“We have been on the High Street for 25 years, in a pretty prominent position,” said partner Edward Brassey, who is in charge of the Harborough office.
“But on The Square we’ve got bigger windows and even more prominence, and can be even more effective as an estate agency.
“It’s a fantastic move for us, and we’re undergoing a major refit, too, before we open.”
The relocated Harborough branch at 34-38 The Square was due to open on Monday.
Strutt and Parker is a large national firm, with 50 offices across England and Scotland, including ten in central London.
The firm was established in 1885, when old school friends Edward Strutt and Charles Parker became business partners and opened their first office in London.
Today, the company employs more than 800 people nationally, and has more than £3.5 billion worth of residential properties on its books at any one time.