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Colin Jones talks to Matthew Rogers about steering Hewitsons through the perilous waters of the mid-tier market

25 September 2017

Hewitsons is one of those firms that epitomise regional success. Tracing its roots back to 1844, the practice has grown from being a respectable local player into the upper rankings of the UK’s top 200 law firms. Turnover rose 16 per cent to £16.5m in the last financial year, from £14.1m a year earlier, while pre-tax profit climbed by £0.2m to £4.5m.

The firm’s diverse portfolio of clients, including landowners, farmers, businessmen, and entrepreneurs, has been growing too, with national and international aspirations that the full-service firm has been keen to support. The firm already had offices in Cambridge, Northampton, and Milton Keynes when it opened a base in London in 2013. Two years later, this development strategy culminated in a merger with City outfit Moorhead James.

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