Knowsley Chamber of Industry & Commerce and Morecrofts Solicitors have announced they will be working closer together in the coming year to provide a dedicated legal service to Knowsley based businesses to help them grow out of the pandemic.
The arrangement will see Morecrofts up-lift their membership with Knowsley Chamber to Executive Partner status, forming a team of legal experts specifically to service Knowsley-based businesses from their branch in Prescot.
The firm’s Knowsley Legal Team will focus specifically on aspects of law where businesses need most support. The initiative will ensure that Knowsley businesses are offered national levels of service, delivered locally on their doorstep.
Alison Lobb, Managing Partner at Morecrofts, said: “We are extremely excited about our new Knowsley Legal Team, and our joining forces with the Chamber to ensure as many Knowsley businesses as possible access this local expertise, it makes complete sense.
“Excellent legal advice and support is more in need than ever – particularly to businesses, and our award-winning team are here to provide this and guide clients when needed.
“Knowsley Chamber is highly regarded across the Liverpool City Region and we are looking forward to working with them in a more strategic and focused partnership to help businesses grow out of this pandemic.”
Morecrofts join current Executive Partners ABGI-UK, who provide specialist, R&D Tax refund services and Begbies Traynor who operate The Directors Advice Line specifically for Knowsley businesses seeking support with repaying loans, deferred tax bills and impatient creditors.
Lesley Martin-Wright, Chief Executive, Knowsley Chamber, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our partnership with Morecrofts as they join our exclusive group of Executive Partners. Morecrofts investment in Knowsley over recent years is clear to see with their offices and growing team in Prescot. Their tireless work on the Merseyside Independent Business Awards over the years has been superb and something we want to help promote across Knowsley. We also have synergies with our Knowsley Women in Business Network and the support from the female-led senior team at Morecrofts makes for a perfect match and an ideal partnership which we are looking forward to developing.”
Members of Knowsley Chamber already have access to the free national legal service provided by The British Chambers of Commerce via phone and website. The Morecrofts Knowsley Legal Team will bolster that initial free advice with local experts who can meet with businesses and take the support further. The team will provide support in specific legal areas, including Litigation, Commercial Law and Personal Legal Services.
The Morecrofts Knowsley Legal Team includes; Donal Bannon, Michael Gossage, Alison Williams, Derek Dawson, Kim Okell and Alex Parkington.