New Colne office for Vincents Solicitors

Plus two new appointments to boost Carepal service

Vincents Solictors has launched a new office in Colne, East Lancashire, and appointed two new members of staff to boost its specialist Carepal team. Legal executive Helen Thomson and administrator Ann Fawcett will join solicitor Dawn Walmsley in delivering services to Carepal customers and other private client work from the new office in Albert Road.

Carepal is Vincents’ pioneering joint venture with Palm Financial Services, with whom the new office is shared. Carepal provides professional care, financial and legal assistance to elderly people, and their families, faced with imminent care needs or when considering plans for the future.

In addition to the Carepal service and other private client work, the Colne office will provide an East Lancashire base for any of the firm’s solicitors across its different departments. Customers looking for commercial, property, employment, family law, or personal injury advice can also access these services at the new Colne office.

Phillip Gilmore, Vincents Solicitors’ managing partner, said: “We’re six months into our partnership and already the Carepal service requires additional staff support. Legal and financial planning for elderly people and their families is vital to ensure the very best care for their future, and with an ageing population it’s no surprise this service is in high demand.

“We have recruited Helen and Ann to support Dawn in developing Carepal and servicing its growing workload. They will also help to build a presence in Colne for Vincents’ core services of private and commercial client work. Plus, having this new facility will also give our customers in East Lancashire a local office at which they can opt to meet solicitors from across the business.”

The launch of the Colne office is part of a firm-wide expansion which will see recruitment right across the business. In addition to the Colne office, Vincents is investing heavily in its Longridge and Garstang offices, and its residential property and family law teams in Preston.