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A leading North East law firm is celebrating a period of continued growth and expansion, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

Mincoffs Solicitors, based in Jesmond, specialises in its corporate and commercial offering and works with clients across a diverse range of sectors including technology, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

And the corporate team at the award-winning firm has completed on more than 250 transactions over the last two years, worth an aggregate deal value in excess of £1.1bn.

Along with the impressive figures, the business has welcomed a string of new staff, including new Commercial Director, Matthew Flinders and the appointment of corporate lawyer Luke Philpott and the promotion of Head of Residential Conveyancing, Emma Liddle brings its number of Partners up to 12.

The firm ranked in the top 20 nationally for deal volume in the Experian UK M&A Review, along with maintaining its third place position in the North East for quarter one.

A six-figure investment into its reception area has created additional meeting rooms and event space, while installing new technology has allowed the company to better host presentations and seminars, as well as streamline remote court proceedings.

Mincoffs has also introduced hybrid working for its 100-strong team to give staff more flexibility over their hours and promote the importance of a work-life balance.

And the firm continues to work with a wide variety of top clients across the North East and further afield, including premium hotel group the Cairn Group, building services experts Northern Bear PLC, Sheffield-based engineering solutions supplier L. B. Foster, innovative game designers Steamforged Games, based in Manchester, and Indian power generation manufacturing company, Sudhir Power.

Paul Hughes, Partner and Head of Corporate, credits everyone in the firm for their hard work over the last two years.

“It goes without saying that the strong position we find ourselves now in is a testament to the resilience and dedication of our whole team,” he said.

“The pandemic certainly produced its fair share of unique challenges, so it is fantastic to have recorded such a high deal value despite it being a very tumultuous time for businesses across the country.

“We are delighted to have welcomed new Partners and created senior positions to support the expansion of the firm and we have big ambitions to continue this period of growth into the next five years.”

Mincoffs Solicitors has provided expert legal services and advice across the North East and beyond for more than 70 years.

The firm’s services include corporate, commercial services, real estate, dispute resolution, employment law, licensing and gaming, residential conveyancing, family law and wills, probate and trusts.

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