The solicitors made the move to expand after completing a merger with another Leeds based solicitors Davis Gore Lomax. Lester Morrill secured funding for the purchase through a six-figure loan from NatWest bank and were assisted by auditor Mike Jackson at Baker Tilly.
Now, after doubling the size of the company's premises, 25 members of staff from Davis Gore Lomax will transfer into the new building representing a significant growth for the business.
Rodney Lester's practice began in 1974 and he was joined by Julia Morrill in 1983. The name of the firm changed to Lester Morrill in 1995 and its specialist solicitors are acknowledged as experts in Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the legal profession in a range of areas of law including clinical negligence, family law, civil liberties, crime and motoring offences. The Practice has remained committed to the representation of both private paying and publically funded clients.
"This is an important milestone in the history of Lester Morrill and I'd like to welcome our new colleagues from Davis Gore Lomax who like ourselves are dedicated to provide a publically funded service into our newly expanded home. We are keen to offer the highest standard of service to our clients and this merger and expansion will allow us to deliver our professional yet personal service to an even greater number of individuals who require legal assistance."
Rodney Lester, Senior Partner at Lester Morrill
"Lester Morrill is a well known name in the city and this merger was a great opportunity to expand. I'm delighted that we've been able to provide the necessary funding to support this growth."
Dave Smithies, Relationship Director at NatWest