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Newtons Solicitors continues expansion with two new director appointments

Two new directors have been appointed by fast-growing Newtons Solicitors which has built a network of nine offices across Teesside and North and West Yorkshire in only six years.

Residential property solicitor, Meryn Astwood, who joined the firm in 2011, becomes a director at the head office in Knaresborough, and corporate and commercial property solicitor, Claire Armer, who joined Newtons in 2014, becomes an LLP member at Newtons offices in Richmond and Ripon. They bring the total number of directors within the Newtons Group to 18.

Newtons Solicitors, founded by Chris and Sarah Newton in 2009, provides a range of commercial and private client services and now has a £3.75m turnover and 70 staff.


Claire Armer, who works in the Ripon and Richmond offices, said:

Newtons Solicitor’s fantastic growth during the last six years means that there are some great opportunities ahead for clients and staff and I am very excited to be a part of the team that will continue to drive the firm forward.


Meryn Astwood said:

I joined Newtons Solicitors when we had only one office in Knaresborough and have seen the firm flourish. We have built up a successful property department with a highly-experienced team. I look forward to being part of a senior team which will work closely with Chris and Sarah in taking the firm to the next level.


Chris Newton said:

Meryn and Claire are extremely competent lawyers and part of the next Newtons generation who will help me develop the business even further. I’m looking for forward to working with them in their new roles.

Newtons Solicitors also has offices in Harrogate, Ilkley, Leyburn, Stokesley and York.

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