By: 1 February 2017
Milners marks 120th anniversary with Harrogate office launch

Leeds-based Milners, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, has launched an office in Harrogate.

The new office will link in closely with the firm’s headquarters at Whitehall Waterfront in Leeds in what it describes as “one of the longest office corridors in Yorkshire”.

Spearheaded by partner Mat Haynes, the Harrogate office will specialise in the full suite of private and commercial law services, including conveyancing, wills, probate and inheritance planning.

“Harrogate’s popularity as a place to live and work continues to gather pace and we are delighted to establish an office presence in the town for the first time,” said Milners’ managing partner Simon Bass.

“This expansion represents a natural progression for us, as we have built up over many years a growing portfolio of personal and business clients across Harrogate and its surrounding towns and villages.

“It is also a signal of the confidence that we are investing in the district’s ability to continue to thrive – and be part of the centre of legal excellence that is emerging here to meet people’s needs and support that growth.”

The new office also marks a return to Harrogate for Milners’ senior partner and litigation specialist Giles Ward. He started his legal career in the town in 1992, in a case surrounding the collapse of a building on the corner of Parliament Street and The Ginnel during renovation work.

Founded by the Leeds Coroner James Milner in 1897, Milners provides specialist advice for business in corporate law, commercial contracts, commercial property, development and construction, commercial litigation, insolvency, debt collection, and employment law.

Its expertise also extends to offer non-business related advice including residential property, personal injury, wills, trusts and probate and family law.