Solicitors’ firm moves premises after 30 years

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A Scarborough firm of solicitors has moved from the town centre into new premises out at Wykeham.

Longstaff & Midgley, which was previously based in Vernon Road next to Scarborough Library, is now in new offices at Wesley House, which is part of Wykeham Business Centre.

The centre is situated just off the main road in the village behind Wykeham Primary School.

Paul Midgley, a partner at the firm, said the main reasons for the move were to provide easier car parking, disabled access and quietness of location.

He continued: “When Joe Longstaff first founded the practice in 1982, joined by me in 1985, number two Vernon Road was ideal for our busy general practice close to the courts and the centre of Scarborough.

“It served us very well for 30 years. However, in recent years, we have concentrated increasingly on wills, lasting powers of attorney, probate and care of the elderly client.

“The car park, immediately adjacent to the office, has already been a great success with the majority of our clients who have cars. For those who do not, we are able to see them at home.”

Mr Midgley said that staff at the firm had settled in well, adding: “Whilst we still do a range of other property and family-related work, we have no regrets about the move or our decision to specialise in areas of work relevant to the older client, for whom our new premises have received favourable comment.”