Vincents Solicitors welcomes another six in Lytham

36-strong legal team now based in Fylde

A further six new starters have arrived at Vincent Solicitors in Lytham. They will join five recent senior appointments in the firm’s newly launched office at 21-23 Park Street.

The new recruits are all experienced legal assistants and paralegals who had worked at Linder Myers Solicitors in Lytham until its closure in December. Each will return to work for their former managers, who previously took up new positions with Vincents in December.

With more than two decades’ experience in private client work, paralegal Joanne Vickers will support clients with wills, probate, lasting power of attorney, trusts and estate planning. Legal assistant Adrian Stephenson also joins the private client team and will be working for STEP qualified senior solicitor Patricia Prescott, who was among the first to accept a new role with Vincents in December.

David Hinchliffe has recruited his two former assistants Susan Walker, who will provide support for his private client cases, and assistant conveyancer Claire Goodson who will work on his residential property portfolio.

Family law expert Sarah McCarthy has brought in assistant Catherine Harrison to support her clients in divorce, relationship, inheritance, child care and estate administration cases.  And Lynn Salisbury will provide a warm welcome as receptionist at the new Park Street office.

The expansion is part of Vincents’ strategic growth plan and sees the firm become the largest full service practice on the Fylde Coast having grown from a team of six in 2019 to a total of 36 staff now based in Lytham across three offices. This includes the boutique family law and private client practice, Mary E Lowe at Vincents Solicitors which will remain in the existing premises at 25 Park Street, and director Craig Aikman’s commercial and residential property hub based at Jubilee House.

Add to this the nine-strong property and private client team at the recently launched office in Poulton, and the company has 45 staff supporting clients across the Fylde Coast.

Phillip Gilmore, Vincents managing director, welcomed the new starters to the business and hailed a new era for the Fylde Coast operation. He said: “The success of our business is a combined effort and our support staff are absolutely integral to that; we are very fortunate to welcome these highly experienced, well-respected practitioners to support the new team in Lytham.

“The launch of the new office increases our capacity to serve this local community with a friendly, approachable and, crucially, face-to-face service. We’re passionate about ensuring the very highest quality of personal and commercial legal advice is available on the high street, with plain speaking specialists focused on providing great customer service, and this expansion allows us to support more individuals, families and businesses than ever before.”

Vincents has recruited 11 of the 13 former Linder Myers Lytham team but has not acquired any part of the business and is not a ‘successor practice’.

Senior solicitor Patricia Prescott, added: “We are grateful for the warm welcome we’ve received from everyone at Vincents and pleased the firm’s growth ambitions have allowed us to keep our strong team together. It’s great to see everyone has arrived ready to hit the ground running which will benefit our clients enormously, and we are looking forward to getting to know our new colleagues across the wider Vincents team better.”

To contact any of the Vincents Solicitors team in Lytham for property, private client or family law advice, please call 01253 773 377 or email

Pictured: The new 11-strong team at Vincents Solicitors new office at 21-23 Park Street Lytham