SOUTH West firm Foot & Bowden has opened an office in London to step up its drive for new business.
The firm will use its new base to cope with its national and international work and is also offering a court agency service to provincial practices.
Partner Gary Streeter MP will oversee the London operation, which will serve the firm's shipping, media and banking interests.
The firm has been relying on space in one of its client's offices but has opened its own Westminster office to drive further expansion.
Senior partner Bill Jones says Foot & Bowden has continued to grow and the new office will encourage this trend in London.
“We shall be developing our advice to inward investors into the UK. With a fully staffed London office we shall be well positioned to make excellent progress,” he says.
An agency service will be offered to out-of-town firms including members of Footlink – the network of South West solicitors with Foot & Bowden at its hub.