A firm of solicitors has relocated to Market Harborough in a move which represents the dawn of a new era for the company.
Christopher Cox Solicitors has moved from Brixworth to Harborough Innovation Centre ahead of its merger with Northants firm Borneo Martell Turner Coulston, with the firms joining forces on Wednesday, April 1.
Having a Leicestershire base means the dispute resolution specialists will be better placed to work with the county’s rural and agricultural community, a sector it has been targeting for some time.
Director Christopher Cox said: “By teaming up with a big firm like Borneo Martell Turner Coulston, which offers wide-ranging services to personal, business and professional clients, we can together expand our offering.”
“As well as the benefits of pooling our services and expertise, the new partnership will allow us to grow and offer a wider range of legal services within the region.”
Christopher and colleague Saranjit Minhas, a property dispute specialist, believe the move puts them in the right location to expand its work in rural land and business.
He added: “Over the past 15 years we’ve become recognised for the unique experience and expert support we’ve been able to provide to business in resolving disputes across the construction, technology, agricultural and commercial property sectors.
“By being closer on hand in the heart of the rural economy we will, with our merger partner, be more accessible and better able to replicate these successes in a cost-effective way for our clients.
“We are always solving complex differences.
“We have the expertise to do more work in this field and we now have the location and better resources.”
Mr Cox set up the company in 2005 having practised law as a commercial dispute solicitor since 1982, both in-house and in large law firms.
He trained as a mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in 1998 and he is a Court of Appeal panel mediator, accredited by The Law Society, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the legal charity LawWorks.