Harrison Drury in cross-border raid

Harrison Drury, the commercial law firm which employs more than 30 in Preston and Garstang, has expanded over the border into Cumbria with a new office in Kendal.

L-R Harrison Drury director Naomi Fell with managing partner John Chesworth

The office will be headed up by Naomi Fell, who joined Harrison Drury in 2012 from Cumbria-based law firm Hayton Winkley, where she was a director.

She said: “Businesses that fall foul of rules concerning regulatory bodies, for example the Health and Safety Executive, often have to go outside the county to access specialist legal advice.

“This is an area that Harrison Drury has advised clients on in the North Lancashire and South Lakes area for many years and the new office will be a more convenient location for them."

Some of the areas Harrison Drury specialises in include business disputes, commercial property, mergers and acquisitions and family law.

Naomi added: “The location in Kendal is fantastic. I have been working in this region for 26 years and it is home to some terrific established and new businesses that all require good legal support. The area has weathered the economic storm very well and we hope to add new employees as we grow.”

Naomi Fell qualified as a solicitor in 1982, she was previously a partner in Aaron and Partners of Chester, then joined Hayton Winkley in 1986 and was made a partner at Hayton Winkley in 1996, later becoming a director when the firm incorporated.