Two colleagues who worked together at a law firm have joined forces to launch their own solicitors practice.
Sarah Clowes and Alexandra Finney had been working together at Trentham-based RJS Solicitors, clocking up around 15 years’ industry experience between them.
The new practice – which has been kitted out with modern IT systems – offers services including conveyancing and property, wills and estate planning, elderly care services and all aspects of family law.
Sarah said: “Alex and I had been working together for about four years at RJS.
“We had been speaking about setting up our own practice for a while and it just got to a point where we decided to go for it, we took the risk and decided to do it for ourselves.”
She added: “Now we want to focus on providing a good service to our customers and be a place where people can come in and see a friendly face, rather than feeling intimidated.
“We welcome people who want to drop in with their queries and ask questions, because people don’t always know what help and services are available to them.”
Clowes and Co, which is located on Baddeley Green Lane, comprises a team of five, including office manager Kim Hughes, paralegal Toni Brazier and PA Fiona Parkes.
Sarah has 13 years of experience as a solicitor and specialises in wills and estate planning, while Alexandra is a property law specialist who qualified as a solicitor three years ago.
Clowes and Co has also recently been awarded The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation, which is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.
Sarah said: “We have got clients coming to us who we have worked with in the past who are supporting us, which is really nice. Now we want to encourage more people to come to us and just try and grow as a business.
“So far it’s going really well, I am confident that we have made the right decision.”
Alex said: “It has been a challenge to get to this point, but it is also really exciting for us both.
“Everything seems to be going in the right direction at the moment and hopefully in the future we can think about opening additional branches.”