We are announcing today (29 June) that the firm’s office at Roxby House in Station Road, Sidcup is being closed with immediate effect. Our lease is due to expire tomorrow and we have taken a decision, in light of current circumstances, not to renew the lease. We are notifying the SRA of the branch closure.
No jobs have been lost as a result of the branch closure and Adina-Leigh Collins, the only lawyer permanently based in our Sidcup office, will relocate to our Greenwich office although in practical terms, she will spend much of her time working nearer to her home in Kent.
Since our merger with Lawbridge Solicitors in 2017, we have sought to maintain, and will continue to maintain, our links with businesses and individuals in and around the Sidcup area and Michael Pope, Kush Birdi and Adina-Leigh, who all joined us from Lawbridge, continue to work for the firm.
Ray Crudgington, Managing Partner, said “We have thought hard about this closure. In the end, a combination of factors led us to decide not to renew our lease. In order to make a branch office a real success, you have traditionally needed committed partners and lawyers in the area to develop, network and expand the business there and ultimately, the events of 2020 have shown us that geography is perhaps less important and we are perfectly capable of servicing the needs of our clients in Sidcup and North West Kent from our other offices in Greenwich and Blackheath. Our lawyers are always willing to meet with clients through video conferencing and, when circumstances permit, by visiting them at their premises. Accordingly, it was a logical step for the firm to take in the current circumstances. We would like to thank all of our loyal clients and we look forward to continuing to help you from our Greenwich and Blackheath offices, and online”.
Adina-Leigh can be contacted via email or directly on 020 8305 3556.