One of the oldest and most respected law firms in Gloucestershire has announced a move to new offices at the heart of Gloucester Docks.
With 166 years serving individuals, families, businesses and organisations under its belt, Tayntons Solicitors said the move from its former Clarence Street offices confirmed its commitment to the city, the county and its future as an independent legal practice.
Pre-Covid-19, the practice had already brought in Samantha Pennington — the former long-serving operations director at property experts Bruton Knowles — to help it realise the kind of business it wanted to become and, as a result of the pandemic, it has accelerated that change.
The most notable step on that journey takes place on Tuesday 9 May 2023, when Tayntons officially opens the doors to new headquarters on the fifth floor of Llanthony Warehouse at Gloucester Docks.
Andrew Ollerenshaw, managing partner of Tayntons and a solicitor specialising in personal injury and fatal accident claims, said: ‘We decided to see the pandemic as a chance to look even closer at how we wanted to firm to be going forward, and make the changes we wanted to reflect that.
‘That scrutiny was across everything — from the ethos of the firm to the services we offer, how we do that to where we wanted to be and how we wanted to be seen. We knew this was a great opportunity to get that right.'
He added: ‘We continue to operate a flexible work from home system, and we know that works well for our staff, but we realised it was important we also have a welcoming, modern, accessible office for staff, for our future staff – and for our clients.
‘We have worked hard over the years to become a locally trusted name in legal services for our expertise, knowledge and service and many of us came to work at the firm because of that ethos and reputation.
‘That standing is a testament to the effort from all of our staff over the years and this move will allow us to provide an even greater service. We are really pleased how well the move has been received by staff and clients.’
The firm used suppliers and contractors from Gloucestershire, like Elmrep and Abbey Business Interiors, to make the office move go smoothly.