Hegarty merged with Paul Browne Solicitors of Oakham on Friday 1st May 2015, bringing a third office and 11 members of staff into its fold. Two new partners have been appointed - Harry Smith and Andrew Hornsby. Additionally, Jo Wild, a solicitor specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probate based at the Stamford office, has been promoted to Associate.
Paul Browne Solicitors in Oakham has been known for providing quality legal services to the people of Rutland for almost 18 years. Principal, Paul Browne, first set up his practice in 1997 having practiced in Nottinghamshire for 18 years, a number of which were spent as a partner at Marchant & Co (now Marchant Solicitors). Having built a reputation for going above and beyond to achieve the best results possible for his clients, Paul’s practice grew organically through word of mouth referrals and client recommendations. An ethos shared by Hegarty Solicitors which is what makes the merger such a perfect fit. For Oakham clients this brings access to Hegarty’s breadth of legal experience.
For Peterborough clients this further strengthens the firm’s dominance locally. Senior Partner at Hegarty Solicitors, Richard Hegarty, explains: “We are delighted to merge with Paul’s very successful office, sharing the same values and goals have made this a straight forward project. For our loyal clients this demonstrates our commitment to the growth of the firm and further strengthens our ties in the region. For our new clients in Oakham it opens the door for the first time to a local firm offering a full range of specialised services. ”