The presence of one of the Black Country’s largest law firms has been enhanced following its recent relocation.
After more than 189 years of trading in the town of Stourbridge, Talbots has just opened its new office in Hagley Road, marking a significant step in their expansion plans.
As well as accommodating the 200 legal specialists and support staff, the move to the larger premises aims to improve the client experience as well as providing over 6,500 square foot of additional space.
Talbots new building, which is situated close to the centre of town, has received an investment of £750,000 to go towards its purchase and refurbishment.
Commenting on the move was Mary Mocklow. The Chief Executive of Talbots highlighted the benefits of the new premises, stating: “It took six months to renovate the property so that we created the right working environment for our staff and to create additional meeting rooms to cope with the increase in work we are securing…there’s also a lot more parking now, something we didn’t have when we were based in Market Street.”
“60 staff will work out of this office and this includes specialists from our family, residential property, trusts & estates, litigation, corporate and commercial property teams.”
To celebrate the relocation, Talbots held an open evening for around 50 agents, local contacts and clients.
The new premises will play a key role in the company reaching their annual £12 million target, with the main focus being on developing a strong reputation in certain areas. These include the residential and commercial property market, as well as family law and trusts.
In keeping with their development plans, three high profile lawyers – Ian Bond, Jagdip Bains and Claire Cooper – have recently been appointed to the firm.
Commenting on the future of the firm, Mary added: “We are passionate about delivering legal services differently and have a desire to grow our business by putting the client first and delivering more joined up services across all departments.
“The Stourbridge move will help us achieve this aim and retain our position as one of the West Midlands leading independent law firms.”