13 September 2016

Knights' Chester Office grows fivefold in three years

Knights has increased its Chester team fivefold, growing the number of professionals from 14 to 70, since opening an office in the city in October 2013.  The team has attracted major clients including Aldi, Textron Aviation, Oruna Co-operative Ltd, Henry Boot and American Golf.

Knights continues to grow the team of experts in corporate, commercial, real estate, litigation, employment, regulatory, landed estates, family and private client by attracting high-calibre professionals with city and niche sector expertise.  

Chester office leader, Sally Wightman said: “The last three years has seen Knights grow at a phenomenal rate - something we’re very proud of.

“A number of highly-respected industry professionals have joined the Knights’ Chester office as we turn the traditional partnership model of a law firm on its head.”

In the last year Knights welcomed partner, Helen Nash who has more than 17 years of experience as a development lawyer and special expertise in energy, utilities and off shore gas exploration, partner Katie Brassington - an experienced tax and trust lawyer with knowledge in Court of Protection work and Matt Wedderburn who will grow Knights’ town planning offering.

“Knights focuses on being corporate and commercially aware. This allows our team to tap into sector specialisms and provide significant results for our clients. We currently have experts in dental, education, food, equine, veterinary, health, agriculture, travel industry, energy, utilities, retail and development and banking and finance.

“Our corporate team, who advise on a wide range of transactions including M&A, is now one of the largest teams in the area, having grown from one to 15 professionals. Similarly, our real estate division has grown to 12 professionals and is one of the largest and highly regarded teams in the area.

“Knights has also expanded to offer non-legal services to complement our other services to clients, including planning and corporate finance. There is no other business offering full service professional services locally and we intend to expand this, so that we can broaden our support to clients.”

Knights is a UK top-70 professional services business with more than 375 professionals and is projected to reach £40 million turnover by 2017. The business has offices in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cheltenham, Chester, Hale, Derby and Oxford.