Law firm expands into Morpeth

Law firm expands into Morpeth

O’Neill Richmonds, a firm which specialises in property law, Wills, Powers of Attorney and estate administration, has launched the operation on Bridge Street, Morpeth in response to demand for a traditional high street practice in the area.

Director Richard Twyford, who has over 12 years of experience in the industry, is running the Morpeth branch and has been joined by consultant solicitor Vernon Usher, as well as three other expert members of the team including Caroline Merifield and Helen Donaldson, both of whom have had many years of experience in residential conveyancing.

Richard said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to provide O’Neill Richmonds’ expert services to a thriving and growing town. We’ve capitalised on our vast local knowledge and experience of the local area and look forward to serving the local community.

“We have implemented state of the art technology in order to provide the highest standard of service to our clients. We specialise here in commercial, agricultural and residential property law, and additionally provide Wills, Powers of Attorney and estate administration. We are also developing a specialisation in education law. 

“No matter what the legal issue may be, we offer a personal service to each of our clients including private individuals and businesses. This is where our approach of big practice knowledge with family firm accessibility comes into its own.”

The Morpeth office adds to established branches in Gosforth, South Shields and Benton.

Consultant solicitor Vernon Usher has joined the firm following more than four decades in the industry as a specialist in residential conveyancing. He will support Richard and the firm with his knowledge and vast experience.

Senior partner John O’Neill said: “We are delighted to be launching our fourth office in Morpeth. This is a fantastic step for the business to launch its newest operation headed by Richard with additional support from Vernon. We have an outstanding team and I look forward to further expanding our presence in Northumberland.

“Bridge Street has already proven to be a great location as we join some other fantastic businesses and retailers in a busy high street location. The town centre is bustling, which will ensure we become a recognisable brand in Morpeth and welcome many old and new clients to our firm.

“Our client care is second to none thanks to our modern and up-to-date practices complimented by a traditional and caring approach. This combination allows us to provide a swift, efficient and professional yet personal service.”

Senior partner John O`Neill, who began his legal career as a partner in Gibson Pybus Reay-Smith & Bellwood. Gibson Pybus was one of the oldest firms in Newcastle established circa 1835 and John went on to form John O`Neill & Co in 1994. Following subsequent amalgamations and partnerships, the firm, still with John at the helm, is now O`Neill Richmonds Law Firm Ltd.

Published: 24 May 2018

Article by Ellen McGann
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