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Harrison Drury doubles size of Kendal office to support client growth plans


Harrison Drury has secured additional office space at Bridge Mills, Stramongate, growing our Kendal office footprint by over 90 per cent and allowing us to accommodate almost 25 staff.

With already 12 permanent staff at the location, the extra space enables us to grow our team of solicitors in Kendal and accommodate other specialists that work across all our regional offices.

The news follows the recent appointment of construction lawyer Katherine Sibley and several other appointments made to the Kendal team in the past year.

Harrison Drury Kendal Office Team

John Osborne, partner at Harrison Drury and leader of the Kendal office, said: “We’ve enjoyed significant and steady growth by continuing to expand our legal specialisms to support our clients. This includes growing our rural sector team and Katherine joining as a partner and head of our construction law team.

“We needed to create more space to provide the best possible environment for our colleagues and clients and I’m delighted we’ve managed to achieve this by staying at Bridge Mills which is a great central location.”

As well as providing more room for staff, the extra space in Kendal will allow the firm to create additional facilities for client meetings and break out rooms.

Harrison Drury’s Kendal office serves clients across many sectors throughout Cumbria, from South Lakeland up to the Scottish Borders.

Its team covers a wide range of legal services including advising individuals and families on wills, trusts, divorce and family law and residential conveyancing. Its commercial property team manages a range of matters including property purchases, sales and litigation and its commercial team advises businesses on a wide variety of commercial services including corporate transactions, employment law, and on matters involving regulatory, insolvency and dispute resolution.

John added: “Our client base is consistently growing in the Cumbria region as we continue to advise rural businesses and provide specialist advice to the leisure and hospitality sector and businesses in construction – who all play a key role in the region’s economy.

“As we strive to keep attracting talented legal specialists to bolster our team, it is critical that we plan ahead to ensure we have the capacity to accommodate them.”

Pictured above, left to right, the Kendal office team: Sue Astley, Natasha Coveney, Terri Abbott, Jan Wright, Joseph Mitchell, Georgina Mackereth, John Osborne, Lucy Parkhouse, Becci Haffner, Katherine Sibley, Amanda Marwood and Naomi Fell.

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