AST Hampsons Announces Rochdale Offices Merger and Expansion Strategy


AST Hampsons, one of the leading law firms in the area, is pleased to announce the successful merger of its Yorkshire Street office with their South Parade branch and expansion of its Bury office. This strategic move aims to streamline operations and provide an improved customer experience for both clients and employees.



The decision to merge the Yorkshire Street office with the South Parade branch comes as a result of AST Hampsons' commitment to continuously adapt and enhance its services. By consolidating resources and expertise into one central location in Rochdale, and expanding our office space in Bury the firm can optimise efficiency and communication, and can better serve its growing client base.

Our South Parade office was chosen by Rochdale Council as one of the feature buildings in Rochdale Town centre and as such has undergone improvement works to its shop front.  This was the natural time for the firm to also consider potential internal improvements in order to accommodate more of the team under one roof.  This also comes after the opening up of the river Roch in front of our South parade building, the addition of the Metrolink station over the last few years and more recently the opening of the successful Riverside shopping centre just by our South Parade office.

Our South Parade office has also been part of AST Hampsons since 1865 and has seen five generations of the Taylor family join the firm.

The Commercial and Corporate team, known for their exceptional business legal services and extensive industry knowledge, will now be operating mainly from the South Parade office. The team members are delighted to come together under one roof, as it will enable a better coordination, knowledge sharing, and foster even stronger relationships with clients.

"We are pleased to announce the merger of our Yorkshire Street office with our South Parade office and can be contacted there," said Peter Taylor, who is the fourth generation of Solicitors in the Taylor family and Consulting Partner at AST Hampsons. "This decision reflects our commitment to growth, innovation, and exceptional client service. By uniting our Rochdale teams under one roof, and expanding our Bury office space, we aim to further strengthen our capabilities and provide an enhanced experience for our valued clients."

Our litigation and accounts teams have moved into our expanded Bury office space.

AST Hampsons remain committed to their clients and is confident that the merger will lead to improved efficiency, enhanced collaboration, and an even higher level of service across the board. Clients can expect a seamless transition and continued access to AST Hampsons' comprehensive range of legal expertise.

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Tuesday, 4 July, 2023 - 12:58