A LEGAL firm has expanded the corporate division of its business and has opened a new Oswestry office.

GHP Legal is set to open offices at the Cross next week, which a company spokesman said demonstrates the firms "confidence in Oswestry town centre, fighting the demise of the High Street, and improving local access and development of legal services".

Since the purchase last year, the premises have undergone refurbishments including the installation of air conditioning and provision of private client meeting rooms and conference rooms.

As well as relocating the commercial, property and agricultural team from the firm’s Willow Street offices, which will remain open, the premises will accommodate several new members of staff who have joined the firm over the past six months.

The office is set to be fully operational by Monday, April 22.

Last year the firm, which also has offices in Wrexham, Llangollen and Chirk, announced a merger with Milton, Francis & Hughes.

Richard Lloyd, Senior Partner at GHP Legal, said:

“GHP Legal has undergone extensive strategic growth over the past few years. A multi-disciplinary practice with five offices serving a client base stretching across more than 10 counties in England and Wales, we are one of the longest standing and largest independent law firms in the region. 2019 promises to be another exciting year for us”