Acquisition continues 
law firm’s growth

Fast-growing Knaresborough law firm Newtons Solicitors has made another acquisition, filling a gap in its office network which runs between West Yorkshire and Teesside.

Wednesday, 14th October 2015, 6:25 pm
Chris Newton celebrates the deal with Calder Meynell partners Kerri Calder and Howard Meynell in Thirsk. (S)

Calder Meynell Solicitors, which has offices in Thirsk and Northallerton, is to remain a separate legal entity as Calder Meynell LLP but will re-brand as Calder Meynell Newtons.

The firm was founded by business partners Kerri Calder and Howard Meynell in 2011 and has grown to seven staff and a £300,000 turnover.

Acquiring Calder Meynell takes the Newtons Solicitors Group combined annual fee income to £4m per annum, a major step towards its £5m medium-term goal.

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Managing director Chris Newton said: “I’ve wanted Newtons Solicitors to have a presence in Northallerton and Thirsk for a long time and am delighted by the positive way that our teams have already started working together. We are now actively recruiting new team members and will offer our full range of services to the communities served by Calder Meynell.”

Since 2012, Newtons has acquired law firms with offices Richmond, Darlington, Leyburn and Stokesley. It also has offices in Harrogate, Ilkley, Ripon and York.