The national law firm, Stephensons, is to close its office on Lord Street, Leigh at the end of June.
The firm, which has offices in Wigan, St Helens, Bolton, Manchester and London will close its Leigh office on Friday 28 June, with staff being redeployed to Stephensons’ offices in both Wigan and Bolton. Existing cases being handled by the Leigh office will not be affected.
The firm will continue to service the needs of local clients with meeting space available by appointment in Leigh town centre.
Ann Harrison, Chairwoman at Stephensons said: “As part of a review of our property portfolio and to ensure it meets the strategic objectives of the business, we have taken the decision to close our Leigh office.
“The way in which people interact with law firms has changed dramatically over recent years with less reliance on high street offices. Stephensons continues to see positive growth and this decision is aimed at bringing multiple teams and areas of expertise together to ultimately provide a better experience for our clients.
“Stephensons has a long association with Leigh stretching back over 30 years and we remain committed to all our clients in Leigh and the surrounding district with the firm employing over 300 people out of our head office in the Wigan Investment Centre. Our Wigan office is currently undergoing a series of redevelopment works to create a superb environment for both our staff and clients.”