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How we integrated an estate agency business in our practice

Diversifications based on shared ideology can help your legal practice strengthen its brand and build 
client loyalty, says Maureen Cawthorn

3 December 2013

Having served the legal needs of the Pennine community from our offices in Halifax since the late 1800s, the new millennium heralded a series of successful partnerships for Wilkinson Woodward, beginning in 2001 when Boococks - a neighbouring legal practice and thriving estate agency - expressed an interest in merging. The partnership 
was to mark a diversification from legal services for the first time in our 100 year history.

As next-door neighbours, 
we had long enjoyed good relations with Boococks, an organisation who shared 
both our ideology and reputation as a trusted, local, independent practice.

In 2001 the two firms merged both as organisations and neighbours - literally knocking down the internal walls which had previously separated us.

Our shared ethos was to prove essential to the blending of the estate agency and legal teams. Having previously traded under the wings of Boococks Solicitors, the estate agency operated ...

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