Frettens sign lease on new Ringwood office
Posted on: 07/01/2021
Frettens have signed the lease on additional office space in Ringwood, two years after opening their first office in the town.
The new office will create space for 17 new members of staff once it has been fully refurbished, and is located directly behind the existing office in the heart of Ringwood.
Partner Michelle Hayter will continue to lead the expanding team in Ringwood:
“It may seem like an unusual time to be expanding, considering the events of 2020 and the potential uncertainty ahead, but we have planned for some time to expand our operations in Ringwood, and the space became available in a perfect location.
As a Ringwood local, I am thrilled that we’ve made so much progress here in such a short space of time. We love the town and have been made to feel extremely welcome.”
Double the solicitors in Ringwood
Frettens took possession of the new space on 1st January and will now carry out a complete refurbishment, with the aim of opening in March. There is space for an additional 17 team members, many of whom will be recruited in the new year, doubling the size of the team in Ringwood.
Several new lawyers and support staff have already been recruited and will join the firm in January. We will be actively recruiting for 10 new roles in the first few months of 2021, but are always on the look out for bright lawyers to join our expanding team. Speculative applications from good people are always welcome.
Where is the new office?
The new office is located immediately behind the existing office on Friday’s Cross in the heart of Ringwood. Client meetings will still all take place at the existing office, with the new space housing more lawyers and support staff. There is on-site parking and the walk between offices takes around 20 seconds.
The right time to expand
Managing Partner Matt Fretten is confident that now is the right time to expand:
“It has been a tough year but our team have been absolutely fantastic. I believe we have assembled the best team we have had in the 42 years Frettens have been in business.
We opened our Ringwood office in Summer 2018 and it became immediately apparent that we were going to need more lawyers and more space to cope with demand in the area. We love the town, the local community have been extremely supportive and welcoming, and the town is really booming.
We completely overhauled our IT system in the middle of the first lock down, which has allowed us to work safely and with flexibility, and has crucially enabled us to offer our clients an uninterrupted service.
The move to the cloud was part of a digital strategy that has seen us invest heavily over the past two years. More people are finding legal services online and handling matters remotely. This has been accelerated by the pandemic, and we’ve been in a position to help more clients more efficiently as a result.
No doubt we will all have a challenging year ahead but in my opinion it is best attacked with optimism, drive and ambition.”
Full service law firm in the heart of Ringwood
Our Ringwood Team is happy to discuss any legal issues with you. If you have any questions, you only have to ask us at Frettens.
Please call 01425 610100 and we will be happy to make an appointment to discuss your situation and your particular requirements.
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