Law firm plans further growth

Cygnet Law has hit the ground running after expanding into a new office in the heart of Middlesbrough. 

The company, which was established in Redcar in 2001 and specialises in Conveyancing, Public Law, Family Law and Wills and Probate, needed a base in the town after winning a significant number of contracts and recruiting 10 members of staff.

“Everything was in place.  We just needed a suitable modern office which was big enough for the new team and had space for more people, because we intend to grow,” said Cygnet Law Director Stacey Phoenix.

Plans to move to one town centre location fell through, but the second floor at Victoria House in Albert Road suddenly became vacant.

“It was a bit of a race against time but we got there and we are delighted,” said Stacey.  “We all chipped in, even assembling the office furniture.  All the new staff were ready so we could hit the ground running.”

Cygnet Law, which employs 70 staff in Redcar, was supported by commercial property agent Dodds Brown which manages Victoria House on behalf of its owner.

“There was quite a lot of work involved: a new ceiling, lighting, carpet and blinds,” said Dodds Brown Senior Associate Richard Wilson.  “Side offices were stripped out and new, more suitable ones were created.

“The location – a short walk from the courts and local amenities – is ideal for what Cygnet Law needs and it sits above the popular Baker Street Kitchen on the ground floor so their staff, as well as their clients and visitors, have a great place to go for a coffee and a chat or for their lunch.”

A “strategic step forward”

He added: “When there’s been so much bad news about jobs being lost in the town centre, it’s great to welcome an ambitious new business to Middlesbrough.” And Richard hopes more employers will soon be moving to Victoria House.  The first floor is under offer and the fourth floor and small office suites in the third floor business centre are still available.

Cygnet Law says its arrival in the town represents a strategic step forward, opening new avenues for growth and client engagement.

As well as expanding the business it will continue to nurture homegrown talent, invest in its employees and provide professional development and advancement within the firm.

Taking on more staff is “certainly on the horizon” as its presence across the Tees Valley grown and demand for its services increases.