May has been a significant month for us here at Lanyon Bowdler, with the opening of a new office in North Wales.

We have had a presence in Conwy since March last year, when leading commercial property solicitor and Welsh speaker Edward Nutting joined the firm, but demand has led to the formal opening of a fully-staffed office.

Clients already include many leading local companies, such as some of the largest leisure and tourism destinations in the area, landed estates and many agricultural clients.

The proximity of our Oswestry office to the Welsh border has always given us a significant client base from Mid and North Wales.

Last year we were able to make a strong lateral hire in Edward, who was a natural leader for our North Wales practice and we made a commitment to having a permanent presence in the area, so we are delighted to have now officially opened our Conwy office.

Edward will be joined by long-standing residential property specialist David Foden who moves from our Oswestry office after almost 33 years there. David lives in Wales and will be assisting clients with all kinds of residential property transactions.

We have also welcomed newly-qualified solicitor and Welsh speaker Llinos Roberts to the team. Llinos will be working closely with Edward on commercial and agricultural property matters.

Other services to be provided from Conwy will include employment, corporate and dispute resolution for companies; and wills, trusts and probate, family, clinical negligence and personal injury for private clients.

Our client base in North Wales has grown significantly and with our working knowledge of the Welsh market and the growing Welsh economy, we are excited about the year ahead.