The grand opening of the Jolliffes’ new offices in Chester was marked by an auspicious warm red glow that lit up the historic building in the heart of the city. Jolliffe & Co LLP opened its doors for business 150 years ago and on Thursday 25 February over 250 guests joined the partners and staff on the red carpet to celebrate the legal firm’s sesquicentennial.

Simon Williams, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial for Jolliffe & Co LLP said;

“We are delighted so many clients, colleagues and friends joined us in celebrating the grand opening of our new office. As our business grew, it meant we were bursting at the seams in our former office premises, and our decision to remain in the heart of the City of Chester means we can still be close and accessible to many of our clients and still help support the economic viability of a historic city with a wealth of heritage such as Chester.”

Jolliffe & Co LLP is one of Cheshire’s longest established law firms and is a significant local employer. The firm currently employs 25 professionals, with more than 17 lawyers, who assist private, commercial and corporate clients.

The legal team is backed by a strong management and support team. Jolliffe & Co LLP has always worked hard to invest in local talent, and the law firm’s spacious new offices give them the potential to go on growing and creating more jobs for local people.

St John’s Street was awash with an auspicious warm red glow that greeted guests as the new office building was lit by lighting specialists, Event Equipment Ltd. The guests of longstanding clients and new, were given the full red carpet treatment on St. John’s Street leading up to the entrance steps of No.6.

The evening of celebration included entertainment from John Holt, a Chester resident and professional artist who amused guests with his close up magical illusions. Music was performed live by Acoustic Duo. The scrumptious handcrafted bite sized modern British fayre, such as mini pancetta and quail’s egg breakfast and Welsh rabbit were served by the Fine Dining Company.

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