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East Lancashire expansion for Napthens

Regional law firm Napthens is expanding its presence in East Lancashire with a move to new, larger offices.

Described by chief executive John Whittingslow as ‘a big step forward’ for the business, the move will allow for increased expansion including plans for job creation, and wider geographic reach.

Napthens East Lancashire staff, currently based at Challenge Way on the Greenbank Business Park, will begin permanently working from the new address from November 28.

The new facilities are at Darwen House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, and the firm believes they will allow Napthens to extend its reach across East Lancashire and into Manchester.

Currently there are around 50 members of staff based in Blackburn, including partners, solicitors and support staff, advising on a full range of legal issues for businesses and individuals.

John Whittingslow said: “We have had a strong presence in East Lancashire for many years, but it’s become clear for some time that in order to grow our presence in East Lancashire, and to further our reach into Manchester and the surrounding areas, we needed room to grow.

“We continue to attract lawyers out of the larger city firms through the quality and strength of our client base and by offering an excellent working environment.  We are proud of the quality and expertise of our people – and this expertise is so important to us as we develop our business and continue to persuade businesses from across the region that there is no need to go to Manchester for a quality service.”

Oliver McCann, partner and head of the East Lancashire office, said: “This move reflects the significant growth the office has experienced in recent years. We are not moving simply to accommodate new staff, but to allow for continued growth in the future.

“East Lancashire is full of success stories and we’re pleased to be advising successful businesses as they undergo growth of their own.”