A LEADING law firm has opened a new 2,000 square foot office in Winchester to accommodate growing business demands.

Trethowans, which originally came to Winchester in 2015, has invested in new premises on Jewry Street.

The result is a modern, stylish and comfortable workspace befitting its clients and employees.

What’s more, Trethowans is recruiting two senior lawyers to join its Winchester-based private client and residential property teams, who will help grow the business and serve people living in the local area.

“We were planning to move to bigger offices last year before the pandemic struck and are delighted to now make those plans a reality as the lockdown restrictions start to ease,” said Emma Wilders-Pratt, partner, who heads up Trethowans’ Winchester office.

The firm is a multi-disciplinary practice offering a wide range of services to private individuals and businesses alike. Its private client and property teams are seeking reinforcements into the Winchester office as well as other offices due to the high demand created by a number of factors including the stamp duty holiday, increased divorce rates and an increase in awareness regarding estate planning.

Ms Wilders-Pratt added: “Our research indicates that people living in Winchester often go out of town to seek legal assistance, namely London, which is typically very expensive. We offer the same high-quality services but delivered locally at an affordable price.”

Trethowans has been offering legal services to businesses and individuals in the south of England for over 150 years with offices in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester.