Christmas comes to Roythornes

Nottingham-headquartered Roythornes has merged with three-partner Peterborough firm Adrian Christmas Solicitors.

Roythornes specialises in property and agricultural work and has additional offices in Spalding and Newmarket. Litigation partner Phil Cookson said: “We see Peterborough as an ­important location within the eastern region.

We’re determined to press on with our expansion plans, notwithstanding current market conditions.” The new firm will employ 23 partners and trade under the name Roythorne Christmas.