Vincents Solicitors welcomes five in Lytham
New Fylde coast office set to open for growing Lancashire law firm
Lancashire’s Vincents Solicitors is set to open a new larger office in Lytham following the arrival of five senior appointments across private client, residential property, and family law.
Vincents, which already has seven offices across the county, will open a new base at 21-23 Park Street, formerly the home of Linder Myers Solicitors in the town. The five new starters all previously worked at Linder Myers Solicitors in Lytham and have been offered roles with Vincents as part of the firm’s strategic growth plan for the Fylde coast.
The company will also retain its current premises at 25 Park Street in Lytham, which will remain home to Mary E Lowe @ Vincents Solicitors, the boutique family law and private client team servicing high net worth individuals which was created last year following the appointment of Mary Lowe to the Vincents board.
Vincents’ also has a 13-strong commercial and residential property team based at Jubilee House in Lytham.
The recruitment supports Vincents’ ongoing expansion across the Fylde coast over the last three years, which has seen headcount rise from six to 39 and new offices open in Lytham and Poulton.
Phillip Gilmore, Vincents Solicitors managing director, said: “I would like to welcome our new starters, all of whom join us from Linder Myers Solicitors. To accommodate the increase in staff we have secured new premises in Park Street, which is the former Linder Myers office in Lytham.
“Their arrival supports our strategic growth plan and allows Vincents to become one of the largest full-service law firms supporting private individuals, families, and business clients on the Fylde coast.
“Each of these appointments has been made on an individual basis and we must be clear that Vincents Solicitors has not acquired Linder Myers Solicitors or any part of that business. While we are not a ‘successor practice’ to Linder Myers, we are pleased to have been able to recruit all of their senior solicitors following the closure of their former office in Lytham.”
Well-known local solicitor David Hinchliffe and STEP qualified lawyer Patricia Prescott are appointed Senior Solicitors in the Private Client department. The pair will support individuals and families with wills, probate, trusts, estates, and Lasting Powers of Attorney. They will work closely with the Lytham team’s existing private client specialists to grow the department.
David Hinchliffe is also expert in private residential law and, together with recently appointed and highly experienced senior conveyancer Callum Dudley and his assistant Rhian Cumming, will provide homebuying services for local community.
The arrival of Family Law expert and STEP qualified Sarah McCarthy, former secretary of Resolution and Secretary for the Lancashire and Cumbria Resolution committee, will also extend provision for divorce, relationship, inheritance and estate administration cases.
From the original six-strong Park Street office, Vincents has enjoyed a growing market share since launching its second Lytham office at Jubilee House in 2019, followed by a new branch in Poulton-le-Fylde in summer 2022. Both new teams primarily provide business and property services – with supporting private client services – and are attracting new clients from across Fylde, Wyre, Blackpool and rural Lancashire.
The latest investment focuses on increasing provision of high quality personal legal services in a one-stop high-street location for the Lytham and St Annes community.
Phillip Gilmore added: “While recent expansion has strengthened our commercial and property teams, this latest recruitment will boost the capacity of our high-street services for the benefit of families and individuals locally.
“We are also continuing to invest in the private client, conveyancing and family departments in Garstang, Penwortham and Chorley, aiming to provide the ideal mix of legal experts in each of our high street offices. This latest expansion of Lytham Park Street further demonstrates our commitment to giving people access to the very highest level of legal services right on their doorstep.”
To contact the Vincents private client, residential conveyancing or family law teams in Lytham please call 01253 773 377 or email Lytham@vslaw.co.uk
Pictured: New arrivals David Hinchliffe, Patricia Prescott, Callum Dudley and Sarah McCarthy with Vincents Solicitors’ managing director Phillip Gilmore and director Mary E Lowe (both centre) in Lytham.