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Wace Morgan senior staff pictured cutting the celebration cake, from left: Fiona Barnes, Debby Gittins, Jeremy Taylor, Diana Packwood, Keir Hirst, Chris Detheridge and Zara Oliver.

Wace Morgan celebrates success

Wace Morgan Solicitors, one of Shrewsbury’s leading law firms, has celebrated the first anniversary of a major expansion.

Staff got together for an informal summer social event when a specially-commissioned birthday cake was cut to mark a successful 12 months since merging its three offices in town into one base in St Mary’s Street last September. 

The expansion means that the practice, which employs over 80 people, is now able to offer improved facilities and services to clients and staff at the 10,000 sq. ft. offices.

“It has proved to be a very successful development in Wace Morgan’s long history,” said Diana Packwood, managing partner of Wace Morgan, which is the largest law firm with its head office in Shrewsbury town centre.

Wace Morgan carried out building and adaptation work on two floors of the offices, above Vinegar Hill and Callaghan's in St Mary’s Street.

“A substantial investment was made in the facilities and this has proved to be of benefit to our clients. The offices are far more accessible, being wheelchair friendly, and feature more meeting rooms and a much larger reception area, all creating a vastly improved environment.

“We are opposite the bus stops and park and ride stops in St Mary’s Street and there are on-street parking places near-by, as well as parking in The Parade,” said Diana Packwood.

The offices also feature additional board rooms, staff areas and kitchens, bike racks and shower and the firm’s IT system was upgraded as part of the investment programme.

“Our team has responded superbly to the move, which has brought all our departments together under one roof and has huge logistical advantages for everyone. The expansion also gives us more scope for growth in the future,” she added.