Latimer Hinks Solicitors, one of Darlington and County Durhams longest established law firms, has advised Heritage Healthcare on its major expansion plans, including the launch of the leading home care providers national franchise network.
In addition, the firm advised Darlington headquartered Heritage on extending its reach in the Yorkshire region with the acquisition of a strategically significant new office in York.
Heritage now has a team of 25 staff delivering care to more than 60 clients in York and the surrounding area and plans to increase these numbers substantially over the next twelve months.
The team advising Heritage consists of Nick Poole and Nicola Neilson, Partners in the firms Commercial Department
Nick Poole said: "I was delighted to advise a fellow Darlington firm on setting up its national franchise network. The launch will help to spread the firms name and significant reputation for high quality home care at a national level.
Glenn Pickersgill, Managing Director of Heritage Healthcare, said: "Id like to thank Latimer Hinks for the excellent advice they have given on both the acquisition of the York office and also on the launch of our national franchise network. The advice we received has helped us make these strategically significant investments and has guided us through the myriad issues involved.
"The new premises suit our business needs much better, particularly as the York business grows. These allow us full control over our operation, including phone systems, broadband and services, which is important as we take on more staff and clients.
Latimer Hinks solicitors, based in Darlington, has a team of around 40 people serving private and corporate clients.
Their range of expertise and services covers legal issues surrounding commercial, residential and agricultural property, wills and lasting powers of attorney, trusts, probate, long-term care, tax planning, commercial law, alternative and renewable energy, property and disputes, business rescue, employment, and land-owning.