Legal solutions to support the growth of Durham’s economy

March 5, 2020

Durham City law firm Swinburne Maddison LLP is viewing 2020 with optimism from its offices at Aykley Heads

The team at Swinburne Maddison believes that County Durham is a great place to be in business thanks to the many strategic economic, cultural and educational initiatives that are being driven by Durham County Council, Business Durham, The County Durham Growth Fund and NETPark.

The law firm, based at Aykley Heads, offers a full spectrum of services spanning corporate and commercial, employment and commercial property to litigation, family and private client work.

It is sufficiently agile to provide clients with easy access to partners at all times, and prides itself on the creative yet commercial solutions its team offers, with an overarching holistic approach to the advice delivered.

In fact, the firm’s high service levels continue to assure its position as a legal partner of choice for a wide range of SMEs in the county and beyond.

Swinburne Maddison’s corporate and commercial partner Martyn Tennant also believes that various developments in Durham including the success of Atom Bank, the relocation of County Hall and development of Aykley Heads, together with a variety of new commercial and residential developments, have the potential to generate hundreds of new jobs and attract further inward investment.

He says: “The new Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Newton Aycliffe is a prime example of the region’s attractiveness as a place to do business. This facility alone is set to create more than 1000 jobs. Given our reputation for loyalty and hard work, the time is right for Durham City and the wider county to build on the traditional core strengths of our tourism and education.

“Key to future economic strength, we believe, is to ‘buy local’ – and we encourage all local businesses to do this. There is such a wealth of talent here. There is no need to venture beyond the county to get amazing support, which is why our plans for the coming year include the recruitment of more talented people to add further capacity to our various teams.

“We are currently working on several key projects, such as the Weardale Railway acquisition and the Auckland Project, a vital local heritage project, as well as several high-profile M&A transactions. Meanwhile, we continue to develop our longstanding relationship with Maven Capital Partners and are currently involved in a number of exciting deals.”

Martyn concludes: “As an established Durham law firm, with an excellent reputation and an impressive network, Swinburne Maddison is well placed to facilitate further success for the region – and we are eager to play our part.”

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