Fifth office opening signals next phase of growth at law firm

Law firm Holden Smith has opened a new office in Horsforth as it continues to expand

The firm’s fifth office will be headed by established family law solicitor, Leanne Pollard, and drive growth of the firm’s family law services across Yorkshire and the North.

Holden Smith was co-founded in 2019 by James Smith, David Bancroft and Jamie Megson, and now employs over 100 people.

Smith said: “Our Horsforth office will bolster and expand our services across all areas of family law. We are pleased Leanne has joined us to help deliver our next stage of growth – she is a highly regarded family law specialist whose knowledge and experience will be hugely beneficial to our clients.”

Bancroft said: “We have experienced rapid growth in the last 12 months, growing the firm to a team of more than 100 people. We have ambitious plans for the coming year, and now is the right time for our fifth branch to open.”

Pollard, head of family law, said: “I am happy to be joining Holden Smith to lead the Horsforth office at such an exciting time for the firm.

“I have followed the team’s journey so far and have been impressed by their dedication and approach to combining the latest legal technology with outstanding client interactions to deliver exceptional levels of service.”

Mr Bancroft added the firm is also looking to recruit new staff as it continues to grow.

He said: “We’re a young, dynamic and very experienced firm and we are passionate about growing the business with an ambitious and driven team of solicitors who want to help shape the future of Holden Smith and make their own mark.”