By: 30 October 2017
Newtons Solicitors expands into Durham

Newtons Solicitors has opened its third office outside Yorkshire, this time in Durham.

The opening means that the Knaresborough-headquartered firm now has eleven offices and employs more than 120 staff members across Yorkshire and the North East. It will be opening another office in November and expects to see fee income exceed £6 million in the current financial year.

Award-winning insolvency specialist Andrew Cawkwell will be heading up the new office in Durham based in the eco-building the Rivergreen Centre, which is owned by Atom Bank. Cawkwell will be joined by senior solicitor James McEwen.

Cawkwell, who is also renowned for being the first practising solicitor in the UK to become dually qualified as a certified turnaround professional, joins Newtons from Muckles where he was a partner.

“We’re thrilled to appoint Andrew and James, as we open our new office in Durham,” said Chris Newton, managing director of Newtons Solicitors.

“Andrew is recognised as a leader in his field and James is a senior commercial property solicitor, known for his excellent standard of client service. They not only bring key skills and expertise to the firm, but they fit in well with our culture and our strategy.”

Speaking about the firm’s new Durham location, Newton said that the sustainable, innovative office space at the Rivergreen Centre was an ideal location for the firm’s “forward-thinking brand”. Newtons will be tenants of the digital-only Atom Bank and has also joined its panel of advisers.

“We’re delighted to be building such a strong working relationship with Atom Bank,” added Newton.

“Our highly-responsive, advanced approach to business means we work well with ground-breaking brands like Atom Bank.”

Cawkwell said: “I’m delighted to be joining such an energetic, accomplished firm.

“We’ve got great plans to further expand the team and we’re looking forward to working with businesses in the area and contributing towards the local community.”