A lot has changed since 1979 when Hegarty Solicitors first set up office in Stamford, but the firm continues to go from strength to strength. We take a walk down memory lane to celebrate this milestone.
Hegarty Solicitors opened an office in Stamford in December 1979 in Maiden Lane, following the success of the first office in Peterborough, and since that time has helped thousands of clients in the local area as well as further afield.
The premises at Maiden Lane in Stamford quickly proved to be too small for the volume of work that came into the office and in 1984 the firm moved to premises at 10 Ironmonger Street and redeveloped them into offices. The Stamford office continues to practise from these premises today.
Martin Bloom, Partner at Hegarty Solicitors commented “The central location of our office in Stamford means we are at the heart of the local community. We offer a full range of legal services to clients in and around Stamford and clients are always welcome to drop in.
“Many of our staff members are from the Stamford area and we are committed to making a positive impact on the environment we work in. We support and sponsor a number of local sports clubs and events including the Stamford & District Indoor Bowls Association, Stamford Festival Charity Golf Tournament, and Blackstones Under 9’s, a local football team based in Stamford, as well as supporting local events such as the Stamford Mercury Business Awards and a number of local charities and fund-raising initiatives.”
Since 1979 the firm has seen many changes, from the use of technology, to the way in which services are delivered. Hegarty Solicitors was one of the very first solicitors in the area to offer a specialised service. In 1979 when the practice was established in Stamford, each solicitor covered a variety of different areas of law, however in the mid-1980s the firm decided that there would be separate departments for each area of law to ensure that clients are represented by solicitors who are experts in their field. This has evolved over time and the partnership now consists of 10 partners and more than 100 staff members across 3 offices delivering services across multiple areas of law, covering family law, residential and commercial conveyancing, wills, trusts and probate, employment and corporate law, litigation and criminal law.
Andrea Beesley-Hewitt, partner at Hegarty Solicitors’ Stamford office commented “Although Hegarty Solicitors has grown considerably since 1979, which has allowed us to provide the local area with a full range of legal services, we still pride ourselves on being a local firm with staff who build strong relationships with our clients. Our solicitors are empathetic and friendly and will take the time to really listen to you and understand your needs.”