Mincoffs Solicitors celebrates 75 years06/12/2023
A leading North East corporate and commercial law firm has cause for celebration, as it marks 75 years since its inception.
Founded by renowned solicitor Harry Mincoff, Mincoffs Solicitors has gone from strength to strength over the years, growing into an award-winning business with a team of more than 100 at its Jesmond offices.
Originally specialising in criminal law when it was founded in 1948, the firm has acted in a variety of landmark rulings including the first tug-of-love custody case and the infamous murder of Angus Sibbett – which inspired the cult classic film, Get Carter, and the song 5:15am by Mark Knopfler.
Mincoffs later expanded its practice areas to licensing and commercial property work as it welcomed partners Austen Science and Howard Gold in 1958 and 1969 – with the business adopting the name, Mincoff, Science and Gold.
With strong historical links to the success of the region, Mincoffs provided legal advice to The Magpie Group during its rejuvenation of Newcastle United in the early 1990s and also played a key role in the city becoming the party capital it is today, using its specialist knowledge to create groundbreaking solutions for the firm’s hospitality and leisure clients as they navigated complex licensing and gaming laws.
Mincoffs’ corporate department also acted in the first AIM flotation in the North East and its expertise in capital markets work deepened over the subsequent years as it helped many of its other clients in their own journeys to the public markets.
The team continues to advise a number of listed companies, both in relation to their market obligations and generally.
In the same year the firm celebrates its 75th anniversary, its position in the marketplace is showcased by its ranking as the region’s number one firm for deal volume in the year to date, as per the latest Experian Market IQ M&A Review.
The business has also continued a period of prolonged growth and expansion, welcoming more than 20 appointments over the last year and achieving an 18 percent fee increase across its nine departments.
Paul Hughes, senior partner and head of corporate, is confident the business’ growth trajectory will only continue in the future.
“Mincoffs Solicitors has a rich and varied history and we are proud to have played a key part in the North East’s development over the decades as we have grown into the firm we are today,” he said.
“75 years on from when Harry founded the firm, it is brilliant to be in such a strong position in not only the regional market, but also nationally as we continue to receive instructions from across the UK and further afield.
“Ultimately, our success is a testament to the hard work of our entire team, who go above and beyond to deliver service excellence for our clients across the board.”
Mincoffs Solicitors has provided expert legal services and advice across the North East and beyond for 75 years.
Alongside corporate and commercial services, the firm’s offering includes employment, dispute resolution, licensing, real estate, residential conveyancing, family and wills, trusts and probate services, with significant experience in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, and media and entertainment.