ONE of Wales' oldest legal firms, based in Denbigh and St Asaph, is expanding its services.

Swayne Johnson Solicitors is set to open an office in Menai Bridge in the Old Bank building, in Uxbridge Square, in January.

The solicitors which are based in Denbigh and St Asaph and already with an office in Ruthin was founded in 1853 and has offices employing over 50 staff reaching across North Wales to Cheshire.

The opening of Menai Bridge office gives the firm a high street presence in North West Wales and will be overseen by one of Swayne Johnson’s directors, Head of Residential Conveyancing Michael Tree.

Sara Lloyd Evans, from Penygroes, Shaun Hughes, from Caernarfon, and trainee solicitor Ceinwen Cet Jones will be based at Menai Bridge.

Ms Evans said: “We have been looking for a new office on Anglesey and when we saw how vibrant Menai Bridge’s high street was Shaun and I turned to each other and said ‘This is where we need to be’.

“Menai Bridge is a gateway to the island but still with easy access to Gwynedd and there is so much going on in this area with Wylfa Newydd, the investment in Coleg Menai, Llangefni, tourism and the growing restaurant scene.

“Property here is also doing well with North Wales’s most expensive postcode in Marianglas and other hotspots and of course it’s a major farming area too and agriculture is an area where we have specialist expertise.”

Swayne Johnson Managing Director Sarah Noton said: “We’re delighted to be opening our first office on Anglesey which is part of our continued expansion plans."

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