A GROWING law firm has opened a major new office in Tattenhall.

Swayne Johnson, which can trace its origins back almost 175 years, launched its new service in the bustling Chester area village this month.

Their three-strong team has a strong commercial and private client remit and now has a high street presence at Mercury House in the centre of Tattenhall.

The move means Swayne Johnson now has six offices, from Menai Bridge, on Anglesey, through Llandudno, St Asaph, Denbigh and Ruthin to Tattenhall with a total of 63 staff.

It replaces Swayne Johnson’s previous arrangement where they shared an office with specialist transport, haulage and environmental legal practice Dyne Solicitors at The White House, also on High Street.

Swayne Johnson Director Lynette Viney-Passig, who has overseen the new opening, said: “We have been in Tattenhall for five years but the increasing amount of work we have there and the potential for expansion has demanded our own office.

“This will give us a stronger presence with customers able to walk in to our office and with a proper reception area and interview rooms while being close to our previous office.

“Our clients are local to Tattenhall and the surrounding area, including Chester, and we need to own our presence there with a front door on the high street so people can walk in and with customer parking.”

Swayne Johnson’s team at Tattenhall will be Rebecca Robinson, a private client expert responsible for Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration, Claire Sumner, a member of the firm’s commercial team, and legal secretary Abbie Blakemore.

Claire said: “Tattenhall is a real business hub with a thriving local business alliance and business club and we are members of both.

“There are lots of really good and substantial businesses and we believe there is plenty of commercial potential there.

“We have a greater range of expertise within the firm than can be found in most local firms and that is combined with a friendly atmosphere and car parking means we have a lot to offer to busy businesspeople.”