Sitters and Co was set up by Norman Sitters some 70 years ago and has served the people of Plymouth, the surrounding area and members of the Armed Forces ever since. From 1 October 2013, the amalgamation sees staff from Sitters move with the Firm’s principal solicitor and sole director John Parish to Wolferstans North Hill office to cover wills, trusts and probate, conveyancing and family work. The move underlies Wolferstans commitment to continued expansion of its thriving private client offering.
John Parish comments “Personal client service has been at the heart of everything Sitters stands for. The repeat work and long term relationships we have built up over the years stand as testament to our success in delivering that. I had a responsibility to place this healthy firm with another who shares those values and who will ensure that generations of clients are looked after, as they have been at Sitters. I am satisfied that Wolferstans share those same values and understanding of our clients’ needs. They can trace their history in Plymouth back even further, having recently celebrated their 200th anniversary. They share our commitment to care for local Plymouth people and provide them with the best advice for years to come.”
Wolferstans are accredited by the Law Society for their practice excellence under the Lexcel Quality Assurance Scheme and were one of the first firms in the South West to have been awarded a Conveyancing Quality Mark. Clients will gain the advantage of access to many new services and areas of expertise in the future, by virtue of the wider range of legal services which Wolferstans provide. However, despite their size, Wolferstans are known for their personal approach to clients and are proud of the relationships that they build.
John Parish said “Sitters’ clients have been reassured that their matters will continue to be dealt with by the staff they know and on the same terms and I am writing to them all individually.”
John Chapman, Senior Partner at Wolferstans comments “John and his staff at Sitters bring with them a wealth of experience and a well established local client base as part of their successful and respected practice in the City for many years. They share our commitment to deliver high quality, timely and cost effective legal advice. We are delighted that they are joining us and look forward to welcoming their clients.
Following Stroud Stitson before them, the amalgamation with Sitters continues our approach to increasing our private client base by seeking well managed, highly regarded local firms who would like to join our larger practice. We remain open to conversations with other firms”.
From 1 October 2013 John Parish and his staff can be contacted at Wolferstans North Hill office on 01752 663295 and their individual contact details will be available on www.wolferstans.com.