Cullimore Dutton on the move
The Chester law firm will move to a 6,400 sq ft office off Newgate Street in September.
Cullimore Dutton, which also proves financial services, said the move will mark a major new chapter in its story, as the practice has been based in one form or another at White Friars since 1792.
The firm was advised by property consultancy Kenney Moore on its office move with Legat Owen acting for landlord Panacea Property Development.
Cullimore Dutton, which employs 55 staff, has agreed a 15-year lease with Panacea for office space spread across three floors.
Andrew Wright, managing director of Cullimore Dutton, said: “Our new office provides us with the modern, high-quality space we require to meet the needs of our clients and colleagues. The move also represents an important pillar of our own growth strategy.
“This includes our ambition to be seen as the business of choice for the legal and financial requirements of private individuals, families and businesses in Chester and the surrounding area.”
Cullimore Dutton’s legal services include family law, wills, trusts and estates, commercial property, conveyancing, litigation and specialist utilities and property management work.
The firm also has an established financial services department providing clients with independent advice on pensions and investments.
Wright added that the business will this year launch a Community Interest Company, a social enterprise that will use a proportion of Cullimore Dutton’s profits and assets to support community projects.
Neil Patten, managing director of Panacea Property Development, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew and the team at Cullimore Dutton to their new city centre office.
“We believe that they have the perfect home to deliver their exciting growth plans to benefit clients and colleagues.”