Menai Bridge and St Asaph based law firm unveil post-pandemic plans

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A North Wales-based law firm has unveiled its post-pandemic growth plans after hiring new staff and celebrating its 21st anniversary.

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors have been a mainstay of St Asaph’s business park since 2000, growing from three to 24 staff and gaining a reputation for delivering high quality personal and commercial legal services.

He also holds prestigious accreditations including Lexcel, CQS, SIA and Legal 500.

The company, which also has offices in Chester and Menai Bridge, will expand its footprint later this year after securing more domestic clients across multiple sectors including healthcare, tourism, hospitality and property.

Founded by director Richard Jones, they have also seen demand for wills and probate support, divorce, clinical negligence and catastrophic personal injury cases, and transfer of property.

With Andrew Foley-Jones and Anna Mills Morgan – the company’s first trainee – joining him at the helm, Richard – who is originally from Rhyl – believes they are well placed to build on their longstanding reputation .

“Like many organizations, we have faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we believe we have successfully overcome them and are in a strong position to move forward.” he declared.

“We had already made significant investments in cloud-based software and new technologies, so staff working from home and dealing with cases and clients virtually was a seamless process and allowed us to continue operating at a high level.

“As a result, we plan to open another office in North Wales later this year and are recruiting new bilingual administrative staff for our St Asaph head office.

“Coronavirus is the biggest crisis this industry has faced in the three decades I’ve been a lawyer, and certainly our time here, but I’m so proud of the way our team handled it. managed – it gave us a platform to grow further.”

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Andrew, who grew up in Prestatyn, echoed those words and said the company’s ability to pivot and adapt to what was uncharted territory will make them even more successful in the future.

“We have clients in North Wales, but also in many parts of England and Wales, so bringing many of our meetings and conferences online has made us extremely efficient,” said he added.

“Of course, we would still prefer to meet people face to face, but in terms of sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint and being able to deal with a case or a legal issue at the push of a button, the move towards terms hybrid workplaces has created a new and more focused approach to the law.”

Anna, from Hope, Flintshire, says the company is focused on “giving back” to the community in 2022 through fundraising activities and the continued development of its talented workforce.

Mackenzie Jones also recently secured over £559,000 in estimated future income for charity members of the Free Wills Network.

“Promoting internally and supporting interns on their legal journey is important to us, but it’s also vital to the future of our industry,” she said.

“I think the pandemic has given us the opportunity to think about the big picture, to think about what kind of business we want to be and how best to serve current and potential customers, given the increased demand. interest and requests that we have seen in all areas. .”

“We are known as a bold and forward-thinking law firm, which is why we are attracting more and more clients across the UK commercially, and why we have been able to strengthen our roots here at home. of Wales.

“One thing is certain: the coming months will be busier than ever – these are exciting times for Mackenzie Jones Solicitors.”

For more information, visit www.macjones.com.

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