Solicitors expand with merger in Lincoln

Chattertons solicitors will soon move to a new Lincoln head office after agreeing to merge with McKinnells solicitors.

The combined Lincoln offices will trade as Chattertons McKinnells, while offices in other locations will continue to be known as Chattertons.

The merger will be effective across the entire firm from December 1, 2013.

The six McKinnells partners will join the merger as Chattertons McKinnells partners, and the approximate 40 staff members will also be joining.

The existing Chattertons office will move from their offices on Doddington Road, North Hykeham to McKinnells offices on West Parade, Lincoln.

Joint Managing Partner, Edward Conway, will be moving over to the new Lincoln office to run the enlarged company, which will staff approximately 60 people.

Chattertons Solicitors say they will be able to offer an extensive range of legal services from the Lincoln office, with access to a large number of specialists across the firm.

Any wills, deeds and other documents held at the current Lincoln Chattertons office will be transferred over to our new office on West Parade.

Senior Partner of Chattertons, Peter Lawson and Senior Partner of McKinnells, Richard Hare, celebrate the solicitors' merger.

Senior Partner of Chattertons, Peter Lawson and Senior Partner of McKinnells, Richard Hare, celebrate the solicitors’ merger.

Peter Lawson, Senior Partner of Chattertons, said: “We are delighted that Richard Hare, Jo Costall, Val Watson, James Hazel, Paul Smith and Victoria Cohen and all their staff are joining us.

“We have been looking to expand in Lincoln for some time and this will allow us to have a much greater presence in Lincoln.

“As a result of the merger, we will have a 30 partner firm with 160 staff across Lincolnshire and in Newark and be a major provider of legal services in the area. We are very much looking forward to working with our new colleagues.”

Richard Hare, Senior Partner of McKinnells, added: “We have been conscious for some time that in an ever competitive legal market we needed to grow to enable us to provide the wide range of services now expected of a modern law firm.

“This merger, with a firm which shares our ethos of putting clients first and giving a top quality legal service at a fair price and also of treating staff fairly, achieves this aim.

“Merger with Chattertons instantly gives access to the highest quality legal service across a wide geographical area.”